NEPETA CATARIA Catnip (200 seeds)
A hardy, upright, perennial herb with sturdy stems bearing hairy, heart-shaped, grayish-green leaves. The flowers are white or lilac, .5cm long, and occur in several clusters toward the tips of the branches.
Catnip should be grown from seed sown where they are going to grow. Bruised or recently transplanted plants are likely to be eaten by cats unless protected.
Catnip is harvested just before flowering in middle to late summer. Drying should be done as quickly as possible with good ventilation out of direct sunlight, or in an oven at 150 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid losing much volatile oil.