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If you have a cat you surely know how much they love catnip. ♥ ♥ ♥ LOVE  ♥ ♥ ♥   (If you are new to cat parenting this aspect of feline ownership will become apparent to you once you introduce it to them….)   A visit to the cat section of the pet store shows a vast amount of catnip toys, treats, and enticements. Not just a great activity treat but it is also good for cats to eat as a food […]

Why You Should Grow Catnip


Earlier this summer the local grocery had some catnip plants that were clearly struggling, and had a seriously reduced price of 99¢! At this almost giveaway price a catnip garden was in the future.  Cats love catnip, there is no doubt about it.     And in a lifetime of cat ownership they use a lot of catnip. The toys, the treats, the bags of the dried herb. So given this opportunity now was the time to become a catnip farmer […]

Harvesting Catnip – A Little Guide



Cats and catnip
  Catnip Botanical name: Nepeta Cataria Common names: catnip, catmint, catswort Native to: just about everywhere except cold northern places and Antarctica Herbaceous perennial (not woody and grows every year): member of mint family Attracts butterflies and cats Deer resistant Drought resistant Uses – humans: can be brewed for tea / medicinal uses Uses – cats: (from wikipedia): “With domestic cats, N. cataria is used as a recreational substance for pet cats’ enjoyment, and catnip and catnip-laced products designed for use with domesticated cats are available to […]

Cats And Catnip