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Catnip

About

Catnip is the most familier plant used for cat enjoyment. Also called catmint, about 70% of cats enjoy it.

Can be dried and saved for later, as well as buds saved for maximum cat enjoyment.

Growing

Catnip enjoys well draining soil, and moderate sunlight. Does extremely well being grown via hydroponics. Enjoys a wide range of ph from 6.5 to 7.8. In soil the cat likes approximately 25×25 cm of space per plant.

Very flexible, and very hardy.

Propagation

Catnip blooms from July through October. After the flowers mature, seeds form. I am not entirely sure if the blooming and seeding process is time or temperature dependant. Most likely both.

Seeds take 7-10 days to germinate. It can be easily started indoors due to the plants flexibility.

Sustainability

Catnip is essentially a weed. It will grow in most conditions, and loves to spread. Easy to grow, dry and prepare for all cats. Uses a similar nutrient blend as any lettuce, so any hydroponic project will be successful as well.

Learn More

http://herbgardening.com/growingcatnip.htm

http://herbgardening.com/howtogrowherbsinhyrdoponics.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/catnip/growing-catnip.htm

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-grow-catnip-plants-2132328