I went into the garden this morning to cut some basil when I found the catnip destroyed. At first I thought it was the torrential rain we got yesterday, but after I looked around and saw the rest of the garden was fine, I came to the conclusion a feline broke into the garden and took a bath in the catnip.
It’s flattened and chewed in some places.
I don’t know for sure it was Harley, it could’ve been Bones, the neighbor’s cat, but Harley’s the likely suspect. I know it wasn’t Francesca because she was in with me, and besides, she’s straight-edged kitty and doesn’t do “cat dope.” This is the first year I’ve gotten the catnip to grow and I was really looking forward to a big harvest. Oh well. I did pull it from the bucket and wash it. I have it in the house with me, sans cats, drying. I’ll hang it later today. Next year I’m putting guard dogs around the catnip.