Our weather has been so warm these past few days that I'm finding myself more and more anxious to get started on some new flower beds. Our last frost date has passed, but I always give it an extra week or two before I actually plant anything, just in case Mr. Winter tries to make one last little contribution to us!
As you can see, my catnip is having no trouble adjusting to the weather. All my herb books say that it should be planted in light, sandy soil. My catnip is planted in heavy red clay and does just fine. Better than fine--I didn't plant it in this planter! Actually, I have so much space to cover around here, I don't mind invasive plants too much. I'm thinking catnip can be used for a filler in a lot of 'problem' spots that I have. I think that oregano might be used the same way. It has managed to completely eliminate my chives.
Do any of you growing catnip have trouble with your outside cats bothering it? Sabrina, above, doesn't seem to notice it at all.
I'd love to hear any of your herb growing tips!
Have a great day.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24