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Alternatively, they can be dried in a slightly warm oven and drying slowly over a couple of hours. Traditional herb drying is done either by tying bundles with twine and hanging them upside down in a cool place. For example, tea made from the leaves and flowers … Catnip grows to a height of 3 to 4 feet and has featherlike, light green foliage and small clusters of lavender flowers that grow on spikes. Just cut a bunch and tie it together at the stems. Plant with anise hyssop and see how the pollinators rush to your garden. Tubular catnip flowers are arranged in dense whorls on spikes. Flowers. To dry catnip, cut full stalks and dry in the sun. Cut leaves as needed and use to brew tea (which has calming effects) or garnish dishes or add to salads. Deters Pests. Growing New Catnip Plants From Their Seed Heads. Add lemon juice and honey, stir, and let cool for several minutes. Drying it is very simple. 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