Borage HEIRLOOM Seeds

Borage HEIRLOOM Seeds

Borage officinalis

Item #5026

Annual. This easy-to-grow, versatile herb is exquisite in the garden. In addition to attracting bees and other beneficial insects, borage has many culinary uses. Edible flowers can be used fresh to garnish dips, salads and summer drinks, or candied with sugar for later use. The stems and leaves have a cucumber-like flavor that’s delicious steamed like spinach or chard. Deer resistant.



Annual

Full sun

2’-3’ tall

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”-1/2”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3
or 4 seeds
every 15”

Thinning:
When 2” tall,
thin to 1
every 15”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost, or any time in mild climates.

When to start inside: Not recommended; seedlings do not transplant well.

Harvesting: Leaves should be harvested when young; old leaves are tough and hairy. Flowers can be harvested anytime.

Artist: Peggy Turchette



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