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Todd's Seeds Catnip Herb Seeds, Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds Nepata Cataria, Open-Pollinated

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Product Overview


Todd's Seeds is delighted to offer Catnip Herb Seeds, a non-GMO, heirloom variety of Nepeta Cataria, known for its appeal to felines and its range of uses in herbal remedies. This open-pollinated herb is easy to grow and maintain, making it a fantastic addition to any garden. Catnip plants produce a profusion of fragrant leaves and small, lavender flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Apart from its popularity among cats, catnip is valued for its calming and soothing properties in herbal teas and remedies. These seeds are perfect for gardeners interested in cultivating a versatile and beneficial herb that is also a delight for their feline friends.

**Planting Instructions**

- **Sowing Time:** Best planted in early spring, after the last frost.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space plants about 18-24 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 7-14 days at temperatures of 65-70°F.

**Growth and Care**

- **Watering:** Regular watering is required, especially in dry conditions.
- **Sunlight:** Thrives in full sun to partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** Light fertilization can promote healthy growth.
- **Harvesting:** Leaves can be harvested as the plant matures and used fresh or dried.

**Health Benefits**

Catnip offers several health benefits:

- **Calming Effect:** Known for its soothing properties, especially in herbal teas.
- **Rich in Nutrients:** Contains vitamins, minerals, and essential oils.
- **Digestive Aid:** Can aid in digestion and soothe the stomach.
- **Insect Repellent:** The oil can be used as a natural insect repellent.

**Culinary and Medicinal Uses**

Catnip is versatile in herbal applications:

- **Herbal Teas:** Often used in teas for relaxation and sleep aid.
- **Culinary Flavoring:** Can be used in small amounts to flavor dishes.
- **Medicinal Remedies:** Utilized in traditional remedies for various ailments.
- **Cat Treat:** Leaves can be given to cats for play and stimulation.

**Simple Recipe: Catnip Herbal Tea**

A soothing herbal tea using Catnip leaves.


- Fresh or dried Catnip leaves
- Hot water
- Optional: honey or lemon to taste


1. Place Catnip leaves in a tea infuser or directly in a cup.
2. Pour hot water over the leaves and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
3. Remove the leaves and add honey or lemon if desired.
4. Enjoy as a calming and soothing herbal tea.

The Catnip Herb Seeds, Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds Nepeta Cataria, Open-Pollinated from Todd's Seeds, are perfect for gardeners and herbal enthusiasts looking to grow a versatile and beneficial plant that is both a treat for cats and a valuable herbal remedy for humans.




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