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Chasing Hawk 09-10-2015 03:48 PM

Bumper crop and it's not done yet.
 
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My catnip plant is going to seed as we speak. So slowly I am trimming it back for hibernation. So this means I have more catnip than I need.

Here is just a small portion I cleaned up today.

I know what it looks like, I can ASSURE you it is catnip.

Tartan 09-10-2015 05:31 PM

I have catnip in my perennial border and just let it go to seed every year.

Chasing Hawk 09-10-2015 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by Tartan (Post 7313626)
I have catnip in my perennial border and just let it go to seed every year.

I have one in a half wine barrel, which btw is the parent of the beast at the end of the sidewalk. I am going to mix some of the seeds with some wildflowers. It's going to be about a 6 foot circle filled with flowers so I can see them out my sewing room window.

Yooper32 09-11-2015 05:26 AM

I am assuming that it grew and grew because it wanted to make fun of you with that "wimpy" little trellis in the middle. LOL

Chasing Hawk 09-11-2015 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by Yooper32 (Post 7313985)
I am assuming that it grew and grew because it wanted to make fun of you with that "wimpy" little trellis in the middle. LOL

We put the trellis in after it grew. We had some rain a while back and almost flattened it out. I trimmed off the bottom branches cause the dogs kept bending and breaking them. :)

BETTY62 09-11-2015 08:01 AM

What an awesome bush. I didn't know they grew that big.

Chasing Hawk 09-11-2015 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by BETTY62 (Post 7314145)
What an awesome bush. I didn't know they grew that big.

Neither did we, we were fortunate to get a lot of rain early summer and late spring. The parent plant has purple flowers this one has white ones.

oh munner 09-11-2015 11:53 AM

So, what do you do with it?

Chasing Hawk 09-11-2015 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by oh munner (Post 7314335)
So, what do you do with it?

Kitties love it! I have sent some to a few members here, gave some to the neighbors.

ptquilts 09-11-2015 11:58 AM

I used to dry mine, make cat toys (simple fish shapes) out of bright fabric.

zennia 09-11-2015 12:27 PM

WOW that got nice and tall. I have it in my yard but it spreads out rather then get tall. My cat walks past the catnip and eats my herbs--silly cat.

annievee 09-11-2015 01:50 PM

This is expensive at our local hardware store--bought some once and put in small cat toys. A friend said to keep it in freezer??-not sure on that though.

ptquilts 09-11-2015 04:11 PM

My sister has 3 cats. She also has a LARGE mason jar with catnip in it, that she has had for MANY years. It is on the fireplace ledge where she sits to put on her outside shoes. Whenever she sits down there, the cats come running, hoping for catnip.Who knows how old it is?

IBQUILTIN 09-12-2015 10:00 AM

Awesome. I read somewhere that Catnip will help keep the deer away. They are not supposed to like it. Anybody know if this is so?

just_the_scraps_m'am 09-12-2015 05:08 PM

wow, i tried to grow that inside & my cat devoured it! i was told squirrels enjoy it, too!

mjhaess 09-29-2015 07:16 AM

Some at would love that...

Chasing Hawk 09-29-2015 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am (Post 7315658)
wow, i tried to grow that inside & my cat devoured it! i was told squirrels enjoy it, too!

We haven't had any issues with the squirrels eating the catnip. They sure love the big pine cones that fall off our Ponderosa pines.

Chasing Hawk 09-29-2015 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by mjhaess (Post 7331047)
Some at would love that...

Mj, check your PM inbox. :)

Irishrose2 09-29-2015 07:19 PM

I have a close relative, catmint, and the neighborhood cats come and roll in it. It's quite tall if they'd let it stand up.


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