The Complete Guide To Catnip
What Does Catnip Do To Cats
How to Grow Catnip
To Stratify or Not To Stratify?
1. Our seed from the plant in pic 6.2. Freezing our test batch for 24 hours.3. Non-frozen seeds planted in yellow pots.4. Frozen seeds planted in blue posts planted 2 days later.5. Frozen seed 2 months later.6. This catnip plant is about 4 years old, and has sprouted from nothing to 4ft high in under 3 months.
How To Harvest and Dry Catnip
We leave all the bundles here and occasionally turn them so they have plenty of air around them and they don't get damp, fusty or start to sweat.
1. Smooch on standby to lend a paw.2. Smooch making doubly sure it's ready for chopping and sampling a bit just for good measure.3. We put cardboard on our table and then do one bundle at a time. The P.A. wears thick rubber gardening gloves and starts to pull all the leaves off. She holds the bundle in one hand and then grasps with the other hand and pulls down sharply. If it's properly dry, it should just break up really easily and should start to look like this.If there are any larger stalks, we usually throw those away. Use your scissors or secatuers to chop into a consistency of your liking should it be required
How To Store Catnip
4. It gets put into glass Mason jars, obviously under the strict snoopervision of Smooch. And we let it air further.5. & 6. Your catnip is packed ready for use. Mew can also put one of those little silica bags in; mew know those little bags that always comes with a new appliance or tv or whatever, as we have found they will absorb any moisture that's left and stop the catnip losing its potency.
Getting More Catnip Seeds