Organic Catnip - 1/2g
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Pack Size: 1/2 g (approximately 700 seeds). Grow up to three 11 x 11" trays or nine 6" pots from each pack.
Description: Organic seeds for growing baby greens indoors through winter. Have a cat but no fresh catnip? That's no good! Catnip can be grown year round indoors and your cats will love you for it. Humans also appreciate the soothing minty taste of catnip as a herb tea.
Easy steps for growing catnip greens indoors through winter:
- Catnip grows most productively under full spectrum (6400K) grow lights. We recommend Sunblaster T5 lighting. Grow lights should be maintained 6 - 12” above plant tops and should be on 16 - 18 hours per day.
- During the months where daylight-hours are low catnip can also be grown in a very sun window if grow lights are not available.
- Catnip grows best in containers approximately 6" deep with drainage holes.
- For completely easy baby greens use a composty soil. We use an organic potting mix blended with Sea Soil compost at a 60 / 40 ratio. By building in high quality compost you can avoid any need for additional fertilizing.
- Catnip takes 7 - 14 days to germinate. The ideal temperature for germination is 18 - 21º C; bottom heat will speed up germination and encourage faster seedling development.
- Wet your soil medium before sowing then sprinkle seeds onto soil surface at approximately 215 seeds per 11 x 11” tray or 75 seeds per 6" container. Press seeds gently into soil surface and spritz (or carefully water) to fully moisten.
- Check on seeds every few days to notice when they are starting to germinate. Maintain soil moisture without allowing the mix to be soggy.
- Catnip will grow as a baby green for approximately twelve weeks before a new crop needs to take over. Sow new trays every month to keep a constant supply. If desired the plants can be potted-up or transplanted to the garden come spring.
- Great air circulation around your indoor garden makes everything better! If you are growing lots of plants indoors consider adding a small fan to your set-up.
- If using humidity domes over your trays: be sure to leave these off for at least one hour per day to allow for air circulation.
- Pests rarely occur on baby greens but it is a good idea to clean pots/trays with warm soapy water (or 10% bleach solution) between crops and generally keep your growing area tidy.
- Crops that are grown to larger than baby green size will likely require fertilizing for best productivity; we recommend Evolve Organic All Purpose Fertilizer for our indoor gardens.
- Harvest leafy greens by up to 50% with each cut.
- Use sharp scissors to cut your greens - this helps plants regrow more quickly after harvest.
- The beauty of growing your own baby greens is that you can harvest just what you need when you need it!