borage (organic)

borage - organic / Borago officinalis

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Buy borage (organic) borage - organic / Borago officinalis: Edible leaves and flowers

  • Position: full sun or light shade
  • Soil: fertile and moist
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: hardy annual (it will die within one year)

    A wonderfully useful as well as decorative plant. The young leaves and vivid blue flowers of this annual herb have a fresh cucumber-like flavour, so are often used in salads, soups, chilled drinks or simply as a garnish. The flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects, while the foliage has been known to reduce attacks of hornworm when planted between tomato plants. At the end of the year, add the plants to the compost heap as they will promote many beneficial minerals. Borage is an annual plant, but it will self-seed readily in good conditions. If you don’t want more plants, dead-head the flowers as soon as they fade.

  • Garden care:Form shallow drills at 30cm intervals in a well prepared bed, and sow thinly, just covering the seed before watering well. The seeds have a higher germination rate when temperatures are between 15 - 25C, so early sowings can be covered with a cloche. When big enough to handle, thin the seedlings to 25cm.

  • Sow: March - May

  • Flowering: June - September

  • Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.

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Eventual height & spread

Tall plants from little seeds.

5

Great to get good height in the same season. Good cheap way to fill a gap. Seeds should persist into the future too.

Dolly' mum

Shropshire

true

Borage

4

Planted my Borage in several places in the garden including amongst my tomatoes. Its very pretty but does do its own thing and seems to attract blackfly

Cristal

London

true

yes

4

In the garden, and tall.

don,t have one

yorkshire

true

borage

4.3 3

100.0

Vegetable suggestions for a shady veg. garden! Hello I have raised beds for veggies in my new garden. One bed gets sun most of the day whilst the other gets only a little sunshine .Could you please help with a list of fruit and veg to grow in each of them. Many thanks

Judith

Hello There, I'm afraid you will have trouble getting a bumper yield of any of the edible crops if the bed receives little sun, as most of them need full sun. Ones that tolerate some shade include radish, potato, borage, horseradish, blueberry, blackberry and tayberry - all the others will flourish in the sun. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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