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Borago officinalis. Silvery-green leaves covered in softly bristled hairs grow on stocky 18" to 36" plants. Direct-sow in the spring: it isn't fussy about soil, but needs sun to look good! Borage tastes like Cucumbers but its mature leaves are a bit furry and won't suit every palate. Young, tender leaves are wonderful - use in salads, vinegars or soup stock. In mid-summer, Borage produces gentian-blue flowers, irresistible to beneficial insects and humans alike. Use them in cold drinks or in decorative ice cubes. They are also lovely atop blueberry or blackberry desserts. Bee friendly. Annual. (OP.) Check out our The Edible Flower Garden on our Collections page.

Average seed life: 1 year.

One packet of about 100 seeds
Catalog #6100
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Availability: Out of stock


Gardening Tips

Borage Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:12”-18”
Seed Spacing:3”-6”
Plant Spacing: 12”

Herbs may be either direct-sown outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, or started indoors for transplanting or container gardening. Herbs require moderately rich, well-draining soil with at least 5 hours of bright sunlight. To start indoors: sow lightly in sterilized seed mix, lightly moisten and cover with plastic wrap until germination takes place. Do not water again until sprouts emerge. Remove plastic wrap once sprouted. Transplant outdoors when the threat of frost has passed. Some perennials like Lavender, Catnip or Savory prefer to be started indoors. Others such as Chives, Sage or Fennel prefer to be direct-sown outside once the soil has warmed. Most herbs dislike chemicals or over-fertilization. Feed lightly with kelp or fish emulsion once seedlings are well established. Keep lightly moist: never wet. Pinch back the plants to avoid flowering and to encourage leaf production.

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