Hundredfold Tips for Catnip Establishment

Tips for Catnip Establishment

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) belongs to the mint family, characterized by opposite leaves and a strong aroma. Mints in general are not difficult to start from seeds. Catnip plants can be grown with a simple germination method as below:

 Starting Catnip Seeds Indoors:

  1. Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost in your area.
  2. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and cover seeds lightly with soil.
  3. Keep the soil moist with an ideal temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21°C).
  4. Seeds will germinate in 14-21 days.

Direct sow in mid-spring (late April or early May) outdoors will also produce good results. Note that catnip will not sprout if it is too cold or too dry. Please contact us at if you have any concerns regarding your purchase.