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Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria L.

Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria :: Catnip :: Cataire Family :: Lamiaceae (mint) Found :: in garden borders, in garden design, edge & field habitat. Permaculture Zone 1-3.  Perennial flowering soft to semi-hard stemmed shrub.  Hardiness Zone 3-4. Parts Used :: Leaves, flowers.  Leaves have a toothed edge but the surface and underneath of the… Continue reading Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria L.

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The Spoils

Spoilage occurs mainly due to the high water content inherent in the structure of plants laid in oil.  Using jars that have not been cleaned thoroughly or improperly cared for also provokes spoilage in the steeping process.  You can check on your herb periodically by opening the jar, checking for mold and letting out any… Continue reading The Spoils