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Catnip is a member of the mint family that takes its name because of its particular attraction for cats. Young leaves and shoots also impart a lemony-mint flavor to everyday cooking and catnip tea. It can also be grown for bee forage.
Use in your tea and cats won't be the only ones who can't resist this herb
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Sow directly in the garen in full sun in ordinary well-drained soil. Thin plants to 20 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall. Pinch back the tops of the shoots for bushy plants when the buds appear.
Harvest by cutting off the top leaves and flowers when the flowers begin to open in early summer. Expect 2 harvests in a normal year.