It’s finally time to start my catnip garden again! If you recall, last year, after bugs destroyed all my plants, my human tried planting new ones…but some nasty critter kept digging them up!
My human’s boyfriend gave her some chicken wire to protect the new plants, so we are going to try that this time.
While she was at the garden center getting the catnip plants, my human also bought some ladybugs to release into our yard.
They immediately left as soon as my human set them free. We have yet to see any of these guys stick around after the first day.
But! My human did solve the mystery of the catnip killer. After she brought me back inside, this is what she found:
It’s the peach kitty! He was all over the plants the moment we left them.
The moment he knew he was caught, he started to run off.
But he came right back. And I thought I was a niphead!
Last my human looked, the stems of both plants were completely gone. But least the roots are still there, because of the chicken wire. So I don’t know if I am going to get a catnip garden this year or not.
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We have several spots where Nip grows in our yard. But they are just starting again. So we are glad for the dried leafs TBT saved from last Fall.
BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum says
Oh nose!! Golden Eyess iss a “Nip Head” Summer!!! EEKKK!
Hee reelly meenss no harm butt wee nose you an Miss J must bee frustrated…..
Maybee you need 2 Nip Gardenss?
***purrss*** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum
Jennifer (and Cats) says
OMG! It’s your feral friend!
Catherine A Lingg says
Welllllll Summer, you kind have got to figure that could happen. Maybe plant some in a big ceramic planter for the nip thief
mary mcneil says
Our huMom has taken to planting catnip in hanging baskets because we can’t rely on her to pick it fairly.
I’m sorry Summer, but I’m laughing! He’s a druggie street kitty MOL.
Gidget blue Sky says
well at leest win willie sat in my catnip pot he did not eat it all up. those boycats, sheesh….
Peach Kitty is a determined opportunist!
Ellen Pilch says
He is pretty cute. You need more of a dome over the nip so he can’t reach it.
That is a determined kitty, LOL!!! At least its going to a good cause…cough, cough…
Maybe you need to use a glass cold frame, that you can lift the lid a bit for air circulation on hot days…or grow some in an area that he cannot access, such as in a pot, then when s mature put it out for him, so that he can indulge and leave Summer’s alone.
So, obviously, peach kitty can bend the chicken wire and still
tear things up. He’s just trying to get to the plants he loves.
If you put something strong, and maybe a bit pointy around the
plants and holding up the wire he might not be able to destroy it.
But then he might be determined to keep after it.
Mr Puddy says
MOL … Miss, your catnip lives in a cage =^x^=
Oh no! Peach Kitty needs to grow his own catnip!