Chemical-free farm-grown Catnip (Nepeta cataria) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 70-100 seeds)
Europe and parts of Asia.
Clump-forming perennial. Grows to about 3ft tall in bloom. Leaves are sold grey-green and velvety like a kitten's ears. Light pink flowers.
Easy to grow and will tolerate a variety of conditions. Ideally they are given regular well-drained soil and full sun exposure.
The seeds germinate easily and are best sown in flats in the spring and then transplanted out once they are big enough.
Plants are herbaceous and can be cut back in fall time. Catnip does not overwinter well in soggy or water-logged soil.
The aerial parts can be harvested in summer.
Catnip is especially lovely as a relaxant herb for nervous tension combined with an upset stomach. The antispasmodic and carminative actions soothe and relieve digestive spasms and gas. The herb is great for colds and flus and fevers.
Catnip is fitting as a herb for children and babies that are fussy and colicky. A glycerite tincture is easily taken by children due to the sweet taste. Combines well with chamomile, mint, and lemon balm for this purpose.
The leaves have mild anesthetic properties and can be chewed to soothe tooth and gum aches. Sometimes added to smoking blends to produce euphoric effects.
A favourite of our feline friends fresh or dried.
Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Container Garden, Low Maintenance.