Catnip 1400-1600 Seeds (Nepeta cataria L. Var. Citriodora) Herb Heirloom

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Catnip 1400-1600 Seeds (Nepeta cataria L. Var. Citriodora) Herb Heirloom

Perennial, herbaceus culinary plant growing 40-100cm (15.7-39.3in) tall. Leaves are highly lemon-like scented and flavoured, goes very well with variety of dishes, salads, deserts and drinks. When used in tea, calms mild stomach disorders, produces restful sleep and relieves fever. Crushed catnip leaves will repel mosquitos when rubbed on the skin. The Suitable for growing outside and inside pots, balconies, on widnowsills providing continues harvest. Grows for 4-5 years in the same place. Grown outside attracts bees and keeps away from parasites. Very fast and easy growing. Matures in 60-90 days. Catnip grows best outdoors, but can be grown indoors if you place it by a window that gets at least six hours of full sun per day. If growing a plant indoors, you should place it no more than three feet away from the sunlit window. Alternatively, you can grow it indoors away from a sunlit window if you have access to high output fluorescent plant grow lights.

Growing catnip from seed, you’ll need to properly prepare the seeds. Catnip seeds are tough and need to be stratified or slightly damaged before they will sprout. This can be done by first placing the seeds in the freezer overnight and then placing the seeds in a bowl of water for 24 hours. This process will damage the seed coat and will make it much easier for the catnip seeds to sprout. After you have stratified the seeds, you can plant them indoors or outdoors. Thin them to one plant per 20 inches (51 cm.) after they sprout. Catnip herb grows best in well draining soil in the full sun, but it will tolerate part sun and a wide variety of soil types.

After the stratification process has been completed, use a seed starting tray to plant the seeds. Place the tray in a warm location near a windowsill or under grow lights. When kept consistently moist, germination should occur within 5-10 days. Move the seedlings to a bright location

Planting season: Year round in tropical climate. In temperate climates - Early spring, indoors, 4-6 weeks prior the danger of last frost is gone; direct seeding after the danger of last frost is gone and soil is workable.

Soil: light, fertile, well drained.

Sowing depth: 3.2mm (1/8in) deep.

Spacing: 45-61cm (18-24in) apart.

Light: Catnip prefers full sun in most locations. If you live in a hot, dry climate, consider an area where plants will have some shade from the afternoon sun. It will still need at least six hours of full sun, but in locations in the south, the sun at its highest and hottest could damage leaves. 

Watering: Catnip plants like drier soil, and root rot can set in if the soil is too moist. Let the soil dry out completely, and test it out by touching a finger to it before watering. 

Fertilizing: don’t need to be fertilized, as fertilizer can decrease the potency of their smell and flavor.

All our seeds are strictly Non-GMO, Untreated, Free of any possible harmful chemical compounds. All come from trusted and carefully selected small, non-commercial farmers worldwide that provide fresh, safe supply.*



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