Catnip Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pots)
Want to win the heart of your favorite feline? Bonnie Plants® Catnip Seed Starting Kit gives you everything you need to grow your cat’s favorite herbal treat—and it’s a great ingredient for tea, too. You’ll find a pretty pot, soil, non-GMO catnip seeds, and easy-to-follow growing instructions—all in one kit. Just fill the pot with soil, sprinkle the seeds on top, press them into the soil, water well, place in a warm area under light—and soon, your pet will purr over catnip seedlings!
Make sure to keep the soil moist (but not soggy) as your catnip grows. The drainage hole in the bottom of the pot helps prevent overwatering. Carefully remove a few seedlings if the pot seems overcrowded. Catnip needs 6 to 8 hours of sun. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and feed with a liquid fertilizer two weeks after the seeds sprout. Catnip seeds typically germinate in 10 to 15 days, with the herb ready to harvest in 70 to 90 days.
Use the seed kit indoors year-round or grow outside when the danger of frost has passed. Harvest catnip leaves for a soothing cup of tea before your kitty claims the plant for its own—you’ll love watching your pet roll, rub, and purr over the catnip you grew from seed!Read More
When is the right time to plant for you?
Buy and Plant by Mid to late May
|Culinary use Fresh for cats and dried for cat sachets; also good in herbal tea||Features Aromatic leaves are a favorite among cats|
|Garden use Containers, herb and flower beds||Light Part shade|
|Planting time Spring||Plant size 18 to 36 inches tall, 1 foot wide|
|Plant type Perennial in zones 4 to 10||Soil Well drained|
|Spacing 18 to 24 inches||Type Perennial in zones 4 to 10|
Welcome your Plant
1. Remove Packaging
Take each individual bonnie plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.
2. Check the Soil
Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.
3. Adjustment Period
Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 34 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.
Long term Care
1. Location, location
Find the right spot for your plant. Check each plant’s tag for information on how much sun your plan’s need. Growing tip: if your plant needs full sun, a south-facing area will give you the most sunlight. If your plan can grow in part shade, an east or west-facing window might be enough.
2. Soil & drainage
Making sure your container has holes to allow excess water to drain is vital to your plant’s health! We recommend planting your Bonnie Plant in Miracle-Gro Potting Mix for containers, or Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for planting in ground.
3. Hungry plants
Feeding your plants is one of the best ways to improve your plant’s health and maximize your harvest. We recommend feeding with Miracle-Gro plant food when you transplant, and feeding regularly following label directions for best results.