How to Grow:
Catnip can be planted indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors after your last spring frost. Catnip can be planted in the fall as well, 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Catnip seeds are planted 1/8 inch deep, 1 per square foot, in the full sun to part shade. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Catnip should sprout between 7-10 days. Water weekly and be careful to not over-water!
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for catnip:
Catnip will be ready to harvest in approximately 75-85 days. Harvest leaves once the plant has been established by simply cutting entire stems at the base of the plants. The best time to harvest will be morning or afternoon when there is no dew present.