Welcome to the complete guide to growing Catnip in Perth. In this guide, I will explain each step that you need to take to successfully grow Catnip in your own property for the family to enjoy.
Herbs are such a delight to grow, and it is actually very easy to do. They smell great in your backyard or balcony, and they can help ease pain, prevent illnesses and more. Amazing!
Best time to grow Catnip in Perth
The best time to grow this yummy herb in Perth, is between Sep-Apr.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Catnip grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow perfectly in a pot in the right position. You can try using one pot per plant, or even get yourself a large pot and plant a few varieties of herbs.
How much sun is best?
Catnip thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Catnip
If you are growing Catnip in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a free-draining soil and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Catnip needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Catnip?
You can harvest Catnip at its prime, which is around a few months.
What to propagate
You can plant Catnip from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Catnip
Catnip is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: In India, Ayurveda medicine has used many herbs such as turmeric possibly as early as 4,000 BC.
Fact 2: Egyptian schools of herbalists have existed since 3000 BC.
These make growing Catnip in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Catnip in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Catnip in your own property for the family to enjoy.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I hope you found my guide useful, enjoy growing your own!