I grow catnip year round, although I'm constantly having to keep it from spreading too much. Even in our climate I find in the winter I can cut back & cover with a plastic container to keep it alive.
My cat is a bit constipated, and has begun to detect any trace of pumpkin I put in his food. I find that when I come home in the afternoon and bring in a couple of leaves of fresh catnip, tear it up a bit, he will eat it and usually poop! I consider it a bit of a laxative for him.
He does not care for the dried variety.
Last edited by Janis; 01-01-2015 at 04:05 PM.