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How to Grow Catnip from Seed – Step by Step

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Our cat Lucy loves catnip since we brought her home catnip for the first time she was delighted. That’s why in this article we will explain how to grow catnip from seed, all explained step by step.

You will probably find catnip for sale, but we will explain how to grow it from seed, as it is a fun and inexpensive process.

How to Grow Catnip from Seed

To grow catnip from seed we need the following things:

  • A container or pot where you will plant the seeds.
  • Substrate (without chemicals as much as possible).
  • Catnip seeds.
  • Water.

If you already have everything you need, we will now explain how to grow catnip from seed.

1- Place the substrate in the container of your choice. Make sure it has good drainage.

2- Place the catnip seeds.

3- Cover the catnip seeds with a thin layer of soil.

4- Water them gently, if possible, using a sprinkler.

5- Finally, cover the pot with plastic film.

After 4 to 5 days, you should start to see small catnip sprouts. You can get the seeds in nurseries in your city or directly on the internet.

As I mentioned above, I recommend using soil without chemical treatments, since your cat will be playing with this herb.

Hopefully this article will be helpful and you will be able to successfully grow catnip in your home.

how to grow catnip from seed

Uses for Catnip

Catnip is used to calm and relax the most active cats. It can also serve as a reward to make the cat feel good. Some toys have catnip inside to encourage cats to play.

Why Does Catnip Make Cats Crazy

I have been asked this question several times and it has an explanation. Catnip has a molecule called nepetalactone that activates the nervous system of cats. But don’t worry, this herb will not harm your cat.

catnip plant herb

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About Henry Morgan

Henry Morgan is an agronomist horticulture founder of The Garden Style Company and The Garden Style Website. He previously worked for Mondelēz International as an Agronomist Engineer specializing in agricultural products management in highly populated areas. In 2000, Henry started working with farmer-producers in agricultural businesses selling wholesale fresh produce and retail plants in Van Buren, Arkansas. Nowadays, Henry lives in California, where he offers expert consulting services for organic vegetable gardening. As a science writer working with his wife, Julia, Henry shares his passion for gardening and farming, trying to reach and teach as many folks as possible.

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