Sunday, February 26, 2012

Easy Like Sunday

This Easy Sunday, we have a question about something that seems to be making our friends REALLY EASY.  Silvervine...

TBT been doing 'puter searches on it.  He thinks it is ACTINIDIA POLYGAMA, but he cant quite pin it down.  See, some places talk about growing the vine as a large annual garden plant, some places talk about it as a small perennial vine, an some some places talk about it as a "cat attractant".  He thinks there are many types of this plant an doesnt know perzactly which one to grow fer us.

A US source sells seeds for a $ each (which he says is fine), but they dont say that cats like it.  An places that mention how we cats like it arent specific about which plant it is... Thats as annoyin as a mousie that stays inna hole just out of paw-reach!

So, does annyone know where we can get seeds or seedlings of the RIGHT kind of silver vine that WE would like? 

14 comments:

Brian said...

I don't know about where to get it since ours came from Malaysia via a friend. It is darn good stuff though and I got the impression that it doesn't grow in these parts. Whisppy would know. Enjoy your Easy!

Daisy said...

I have never tried it, but it sounds great!

Tyler said...

We found out that it's also called Matatabi in Japanese. We bought some powder just now from Amazon. But then we found this website:
http://www.luckycatnip.com/products.

They sell seeds but I don't know if their for growing the plant.
Good Luck,
Old Friends, Tyler's Tattles Family

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Punapippuri said...

Our leaves came from a place Äiti found on ebay uk. We don't know the technicalities of it, just the effects.....

Nerissa said...

When I first heard of this silvervine thing, I got my peep working on it right away. She fancies herself as a bit of a gardener. She was pretty sure it was some kind of kiwi vine. And, she once read that cats are a major pest of kiwi growers. Imagine that! Pests? Us? Anyway, I asked about at myfolia and found out that yes, it is likely Actinidia (which is kiwi) poly... can't remember how to spell it... also known as cat powder. Hmmm... I've got my peep growing just some regular old kiwi seeds from some fruit I had her eat. I plan on seeing how good the vines are as nip and I'll let everyone know this fall.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow, you are actually thinking of GROWING the stuff?! I want to move to your house!

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy is interested in the answer too! We have heard that the seeds are the really potent part of the plant...maybe this is why we like to sniff kiwis...hmmm...food for thought.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! Me shall stay tuned! Wes would LOVE to grow it!
We knows that Catnip varies in potency. And wes looking for better seeds as what we has been growing is great fresh, but not so great dried.
Kisses
Nellie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Yes, I second Brian's comment: Whisppy is the leading authority on such things!

Just in case you don't know whisppy: whisppy.blogspot.com

My furiends there sent me some actual leaves, but they gotted confisticated or sumfing at customs in Los Angeles! Can you even IMAGINE??? I think they stole them for their own kittehs.

Derby, Ducky said...

Can't help ya guys,but it sounds good.

Eric and Flynn said...

We don't know the answer to your question, but we have heard lots of good things about it and we have to try it.

m.q said...

we got our silvervine p-low from a friend. mebbe you can ask her also

http://sillylupie.blogspot.com

love,
BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

The Island Cats said...

We also just got silvervine P-Lows from Bina (sillylupie) (we'll be posting about it tomorrow). What she sent us said it was Matatabi on the packaging. She is in Malaysia and probably could answer your questions. We'd be interested in how to grow it too!