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Old 09-16-2013, 03:27 AM
 
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its september now. is it too late to grow these? i mean still a while before last frost. and i can move plants to indoor if need be. i'm thinking about growing these for myself and my cat.

anyone have experience with catnip? does the plant wither over winter but come back to life in spring? do you need to do anything to perserve it over winter like watering or something?

i'm kinda new to planting...
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:07 AM
 
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Catnip is easy to grow indoors as long as there is enough light. You must have a sunny window for this. I think it's not too late to grow them this September. Once you have a few of them growing outside, you can let them wither and die during frost. They will come back with a sweet vengeance during the warmer months.

You can also bring them inside your house near a window where there is enough light or at least maintain a 60 to 70 degree temperature. Cover them to keep them warmer.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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mm..does each seed represent one individual plant? so even for backup, 3 seeds in one pot is plenty to reach germination phase, no?

how many seeds in a pot when starting out?
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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My neighbor grows her catnip indoors. And some kind of grass as well. In her sunroom. She got the makings for it at Petsmart. But they sell it with a large container. So large the fit her cats who pawed around on it and she was afraid they would use is as a bathroom. So she went to smaller containers. With indoor growing, you have to be aware of whether your cat is just going to town on that catnip too.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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My neighbor grows her catnip indoors. And some kind of grass as well. In her sunroom. She got the makings for it at Petsmart. But they sell it with a large container. So large the fit her cats who pawed around on it and she was afraid they would use is as a bathroom. So she went to smaller containers. With indoor growing, you have to be aware of whether your cat is just going to town on that catnip too.

you can fence the pot ya know. that how you keep the bad guys out.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:20 AM
 
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Yes, it's cute. They have brought their outdoor yard fencing idea indoors in miniature. A miniature house might follow.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:47 PM
 
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Yes, it's cute. They have brought their outdoor yard fencing idea indoors in miniature. A miniature house might follow.
if a simple idea work, it works. no sense being rigid on a concept that fails. people that don't like to adapt, too bad for them.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:48 AM
 
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anybody had experience growing eggplants here?
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:47 AM
 
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anybody had experience growing eggplants here?
What do you need to know about eggplants?
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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Are you in an area where growing grass is legal? If not, you should probably keep it indoors and away from windows even it if is 'just for yourself'.

As for the catnip, it's best to plant it in a pot to begin with and keep it out of reach from the cat until it's large enough that him munching on it won't destroy the entire plant. This can be difficult because some cats will eat a little bit and others will go on a sweaty depraved binge until every last leaf is chewed down to the stem. In the latter case, keeping it out of reach is the only option. Realize if you do plant it outside neighbor cats will find your stash. In some climates (you didn't mention location) the stuff grows like a weed. After a few years you'll have it sprouting everywhere.
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