How not to grow catnip, this kitty has it all wrong!
Last updated March 26th, 2018
Hello, friends! It’s me Sly Pie. You might be wondering why I’m sitting here in the catnip basket. Well, my friend Ollie told me that if I sit in the basket long enough, I will incubate the catnip seeds so that it will germinate quickly! I’m not quite sure about that but it’s worth a try. I’ll do anything for catnip!
Easter time is exciting for us because we know that very soon we will have our colorful kitty jungle in the catio. The Big Lady Cat always talks about how catnip can enrich your cat’s life and let me tell you, I couldn’t agree more! In my cat thesaurus, cat environment enrichment is two beautiful words: Nepeta Cataria. Catnip lifts me up into a euphoric frenzy that’s hard to explain, it feels so good! I wish you could try it but I heard that catnip has a more sedative and calming effect on humans. Catnip tea anyone?
The Big Lady Cat started sewing our stash of catnip seeds a month ago indoors and it’s high up where I can’t reach. I suppose that’s a good thing as we would have probably shredded the sprouts by now.
If you would like to grow your own catnip from seed, pounce over to our fun post on growing catnip. In a few weeks you will have your very own all-you-can-snack catnip buffet! The Lady Cat hangs them high in our catio so that I don’t climb into it and make a bed, but I can still reach the delicious leaves. Catnip is my gateway to creating my own joy. And you can too! Just nudge the humans to get started on those seeds now!
There is another variety of Nepeta called Catmint (Nepeta Mussinii) which bears beautiful purple flowers and attracts butterflies and bumblebees. This is planted among the catnip to add a splash of color to our tunnel. Like catnip, they are hardy perennials and already sprouting!
Now, what’s happening to my ears!? They feel funny!!
Where is he? Why? I’m a bunny!!!!
The above photo of Sly Pie was the inspiration for his bunny cartoon. I think he has a face that could easily morph into a bunny with the addition of those elongated ears. So while Sly Pie is practicing his seed incubation skills, start growing your own catnip today, the right way!
Happy Easter, wishing all our friends peace and purrs!
Happy catnip sprouting!
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Hey, Sly Pie, you let us know if that incubation thing works. We’ve got to get busy and get some of that catnip stuff growing here! 😻
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That’s cool art! At the big house, the peeps used to grow cat mint in the back yard and a neighbor used to tell them all the feral cats in da hood used to make baby kittens in it. MOL!
Very cute cartoon, good luck getting that nip to grow.
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Your artwork is SO adorable! Enjoy that nip 🙂
Incubating the catnip seeds, MOL ! It looks like it works ! Happy Easter ! Purrs
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Happy incubating 🙂
Athena and Marie
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Time to sow the seeds of catnip now, you say? I shall tell the peep. Paws crossed she doesn’t kill ’em this year. MOUSES!
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Aww, Sly Pie as a bunny is so cute. Great drawing! Hope you had a nice Easter.
I wish you had a happy Easter. Good luck for getting that nip to grow.
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Sly Pie’s bunny cartoon is super cute and, of course, so is he! I hope the Easter bunny was good to all of you! So did sitting on the seeds work? Mom grows 2 varieties of nip. One is already 2 feet high! Neighbor kitty loves it & mauls it! I like dried nip – not interested in the fresh leaves. Have fun in the garden! Mew Mew!
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Hello Valentine! It seems to have worked because I see little catnip plants in the kitchen high up where mum keeps it. I can’t wait for when she plants them along our catnip tunnel in the catio! I like it both fresh and dry
[…] way of germinating seeds, don’t ‘incubate’ them. In the Spring, Sly Pie enjoys sitting inside some of the catnip baskets that were left out from last winter. New catnip shoots have emerged and he has taken a liking to […]
Sly Pie is such a smart and resourceful cat with a great sense of humor 🙂 I love it when a animal’s perspective is presented in such a cute manner.
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