It’s time to check up on my catnip garden! It’s spring, so it can grow really fast.
And… wow! It has grown a lot since we last saw it. It’s not even budding yet. I’d say it’s time for some pruning. It’s in desperate need of being cut back.
As you can see, I am very much involved in the pruning process.
The catnip branches were still soft, not at all woody, so my human was able to pinch off a bunch just with her fingers and fingernails. It didn’t take long for her to have a whole bouquet of catnip branches.
I’m quite pleased with the amount of catnip my human pruned from the plants. And now comes the most important part of my job.
Did I mention that quality control is also my most favorite part?
I think I can safely give this catnip my highest rating.
My human pruned off a great crop of early catnip, so I gave her a high five.
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Love the picture of you with the catnip on your head, Summer!
Lola The Rescued Cat says
Our mom is wondering if she should try growing catnip indoors. She doesn’t have much of a green thumb, though.
Timmy Tomcat says
When that is dried and ready to whiffie you will be in catnip heaven Summer. What a nice nip garden
Cathy Keisha says
Lookit those big leaves! Whoa! I can smell them from here! Sooooooo what does your human use all that nip for? Does she use it in your refillable toys or to marinate some old toys? Maybe she makes tea for herself. TW used to eat my nip leaves when she had migraines. Now she has magic cookies. Heh.
Your nip looks a lot nicer than ours…its been so dry here, the nip plants are showing their dryness…some wilt before they get drenched from the watering cans.
Such fun Summer. Wish my girls liked fresh nip more. They prefer the cured stuff and Silvervine
Excellent crop so far, Summer! Your human did a fabulous job of gathering your first harvest!
Emma and Buster says
We have package of catnip seeds in the garage, so I think we’re going to have our mom take it out and plant. How is everyone?
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
Your nip crop is very good.
Melissa & Mudpie says
Are you selling on the street corner to neighborhood kitties for a little extra treat money?
BellaDharma an LadyMew says
What a grate Nip patch you have Summer!
You an Miss “J” make a grate growin duo!!
LadyMew iss lookin fore catnip to plant inn our wee garden butt wee still in lockdown **sighss**
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon & Barb says
We are so jealous! The quail got into the catnip pot and ate the seeds and little plants. We have to use a smaller wire on the pot that the quail can’t get through.
Ellen Pilch says
That is an impressive bunch of catnip.
Brian Frum says
You sure were having fun helping out sweet Summer!
The Poupounette Gang says
Pruning a catnip garden sounds heavenly!
Tama and Benny
Rene S says
Wow, that’s great! Our mom dries catnip in our garage, then uses it to make catnip toys for the local shelter. of course, we test each batch first!
Pat k says
I was expecting to see you roll on that fresh nip.
It is very healthy looking. Your crop looks even
stronger than last year.
Ernie the Island Cat says
Looks like a bountiful crop, Summer.
Eastside Cats says
We know that you didn’t put that sprig of catnip on your noggin, Summer…your look says it all!
mickeys Musings says
Pawsome! I think you will be enjoying some “FUN” for quit a few days 😉
WOW! Your catnip is looking mighty tasty and you get to sample the “trimmings” ! Good deal!
LESLEY CASTLE says
You inspired us to make a catnip garden <3