If you've grown catnip plants before, then you know they are pretty small, but have you considered how small the leaves are? They're actually pretty large and can be seen to grow up to four feet long. And they only stay small for a couple of weeks each year. So if you want to grow them again in the spring, you will have to replant them. This article will give you some advice on buying the right type of plant so that you can grow catnip flowers the next time you want to.
Before you buy a catnip plant, check how much flowering they have. Some types of catnip don't flower at all. Others have big blooms that can cover the entire garden in its shade. Look for a range of different colors and types of catnip to choose from.
Different types of catnip flowers grow best in certain conditions. Try to find out what those conditions are. For example, a plant that has a lot of bark is better for drier soil than one with lots of leafy greens. A plant that's not too woody will also be better for the garden. Make sure you take this into consideration when buying your plants.
Choose the flowers you want to grow. Although it is very simple to grow a whole garden of catnip, that would take you years. Start off with two or three types of plants. As you learn about catnip and get more experienced, you can expand your garden as you go along. It is recommended that you keep a plant for every two or three plants you have.
When you buy your first plant, stick to the same plant. If you like it, you can keep trying different varieties. Just remember that each plant that you buy will need a bit more care. They will need less water and fertilizer, but they will still require some tender loving care. Be patient, don't be overzealous, and you should succeed.
One of the best tips for growing your own catnip flowers is to buy cheap flowers. They usually come from farmer's markets and thrift stores. There are many quality flowers that you can buy, but often you just get what you pay for. This doesn't mean, however, that you have to settle for any cheap flowers. You can grow beautiful, attractive flowers with little effort if you are willing to do a bit of work.
The first step in growing a catnip plant is to determine which type of catnip you will be growing. There are several types, so take the time to find the most appropriate for your garden. If you have a small garden, a true indoor plant, a quick hoe will be able to provide the flowers you need. If you are going to grow them outside, you may want to use a garden fork or your fist to gently remove the flowers from the roots. Be careful not to damage the roots, and try to keep as much of the plant's root structure intact as possible. In addition, it is often a good idea to use a soil insecticide to help prevent unwanted pests.
When the flowers come out, the next step is to water them generously, but avoid overwatering. After about a week of continuous watering, your plant will begin to grow, and you will soon see new shoots pop up. Keep in mind that catnip flowers can become very tall, so you may need to divide them into sections before planting them. By keeping to these simple guidelines, you can grow a wonderful new plant that is sure to bring you enjoyment for years to come.