In the discussion regarding cultivating catnip: That should be corrected to NEVER EVER USE COCOA BEAN HULL MULCH! IT IS TOXIC TO PETS!
Thank you, Susanna, for bringing this to our attention! We have revised the copy. You are indeed correct that cocoa bean hull mulch can cause cats and dogs to become ill if it is ingested (dogs are more likely to be attracted to this mulch). It contains the same chemicals, theobromine and caffeine, that are present in chocolate (made from cocoa beans), also something that can potentially make cats and dogs very ill and should never be given to them to eat.
Yeah, the ones in the pet shop use them, but they are not good. Little ones pull out, big ones can pull your cat's nails off (more than should have come off). I use roofing nails with big malleable heads - smash the heads down real good so nothing snags on them. Good for helping you work out that frustration about Kitty destroying your couch!
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If you are growing your own catnip it is very important to cut it before it flowers (or before it goes to seed) or you will have it all over your yard! When I loved into this house 3 years ago, the previous owner had it growing, I left it for the bees because they love it! Now I have it growing everywhere, in the flowers, veggies, lawn, driveway and I cannot get rid of it!