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Stinging Nettle, Catnip & Lemon Balm Transplants for sale
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 08:51:22 AM »
Urtica dioica

1 organic transplant in 4" plastic pot

Category: Potted Plants

Longevity: HP (zones 4 to 9)

Lighting Conditions: PS-FS

Average Height: 3 feet

The plant is covered with stinging hairs which are neutralized by cooking or drying. The stinging is said to be helpful in treating arthritis. Leaves are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and protein - up to 25% dry weight. They are diuretic and used to treat anemia, gout, rheumatism and flu. Nettles are used in some dandruff shampoos; farmers will feed some to cattle to make their coats more glossy. Excellent compost activator - they contain quite a bit of nitrogen. A fiber plant - Nettles have been used to make clothing for over 2000 years, Nettle textiles are still commercially produced today. The roots are a source of a yellow dye, leaves yield a yellow/green. Formerly (and still) used to flavor beer and cordials. Leaves also an excellent potherb

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Nepeta cataria, 4 inch pot

If your cat was into herb gardening, Catnip would be on it's list of 'must have' herb plants.

Catnip is a vigorous, high yielding plant that your kitty will love! Tolerant of drought and less than ideal soil, it produces purplish-white flowers. Catnip loves full sun and the leaves and flowers of this perennial can also be used as a medicinal herb, as a gentle antispasmodic and very mild sedative.

Catnip contains an active ingredient called Nepetalactone which affects most cats' olfactory senses. Giving the cat a psycho-sexual high, Catnip is non toxic and typical behavior may include licking, rolling, drooling and chasing. Reactions to this herb may vary in cats as this is a hereditary behavior and may also have no influence on senior or very young cats.

Also a very potent mosquito and pest repelling herb, Catnip has a variety of wonderful uses from companion planting to even acting as an effective meat tenderizer! The Nepetalactone in Catnip has also been proven by The American Chemical Society to be ten times more effective than the commercial chemical, DEET, in repelling mosquitoes

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Melissa officinalis

[LEMON BALM] Organically Grown

Melissa officinalis
Category: Potted Plants

Longevity: HP (zones 3 to 7)

Lighting Conditions: Full Sun

Average Height: 3 feet

Glossy bright green toothed leaves are repellant to mosquitos; small white to cream flowers are a favorite of honey bees. It is used to attract them to new hives by rubbing the leaves on the inside of empty boxes. It makes an outstanding beverage tea which reduces stress, soothes upset stomach aches and headaches. A tasty relaxing addition to wine.  Also nice for potpourri. Reseeds itself.


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