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BORAGE -

BORAGE -

(75 seeds)

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A truly pretty plant with a multitude of uses

Borage is one of the prettiest herbs and among the most useful. The attractive pink flowers turn blue as they age, and have a sweet, Read More

Borage is one of the prettiest herbs and among the most useful. The attractive pink flowers turn blue as they age, and have a sweet, honey flavour. The leaves taste a lot like cucumber, making them delicious in salads, or blended fine to make a sauce. In some parts of the world, it is also eaten much like spinach. As a herbal tea, it treats indigestion and upset tummy, and it is known to help in balancing high blood-pressure. It soothes PMS, and is also believed good for the relief of menopause symptoms. Avoid when pregnant. Also a great compost activator!

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Days to Harvest

50 days

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun|Part Shade

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

30cm

Plant Height

90cm

Additional Features

Flower, Herbs, Cuisine, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom, Soil Builder

  • Product Details

    Common Name: BORAGE -

    Seeds Per Packet: Approx 75

    Days to Harvest: 50 days

    Watering: Medium

    Plant Spacing: 30cm

    Row Spacing: 50cm

    Companion Plants: Pumpkins, Squash, Tomatoes

    Additional Features: Flower, Herbs, Cuisine, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom, Soil Builder

    Scientific Name: Borago officials.

    Germination Time: 14-21 days

    Position/Sunlight: Full Sun|Part Shade

    Plant Height: 90cm

    Cool/Mountain Sow: Sep-Jan

    Arid Sow: Feb-Nov

    Temperate Sow: Apr-Sep

    Sub-Tropical Sow: Feb-Nov

    Tropical Sow: Apr-Sep

  • Growing Information

    How to Sow

    Borage makes a tap root and doesn’t like being transplanted, so sow it where it is to grow or transplant when very young. Barely cover the seeds and keep moist until germination. Once it is growing well, it is quite drought tolerant.

    How to Harvest

    Snip off flowers before they are fully open. If you are using the leaves (and you should) snip them off with a sharp scissors. The best time to pick for maximum flavour is in the morning after the dew has just dried. Use leaves fresh, or dry them to make medicinal teas. Dried leaves can be spread out to dry out of the sun and should retain a green colour.

  • Reviews

    4 reviews For BORAGE -

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
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    A
    Anonymous

    this review has no content

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    Sarah B.

    This one is still growing but it's going great guns. Can't wait

    A
    Anonymous

    Took a while to germinate but now growing well

    J
    Judy O.

    Strike rate 100%

How to Sow

Borage makes a tap root and doesn’t like being transplanted, so sow it where it is to grow or transplant when very young. Barely cover the seeds and keep moist until germination. Once it is growing well, it is quite drought tolerant.

How to Harvest

Snip off flowers before they are fully open. If you are using the leaves (and you should) snip them off with a sharp scissors. The best time to pick for maximum flavour is in the morning after the dew has just dried. Use leaves fresh, or dry them to make medicinal teas. Dried leaves can be spread out to dry out of the sun and should retain a green colour.

Common Name: BORAGE -

Seeds Per Packet: Approx 75

Days to Harvest: 50 days

Watering: Medium

Plant Spacing: 30cm

Row Spacing: 50cm

Companion Plants: Pumpkins, Squash, Tomatoes

Additional Features: Flower, Herbs, Cuisine, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom, Soil Builder

Scientific Name: Borago officials.

Germination Time: 14-21 days

Position/Sunlight: Full Sun|Part Shade

Plant Height: 90cm

Cool/Mountain Sow: Sep-Jan

Arid Sow: Feb-Nov

Temperate Sow: Apr-Sep

Sub-Tropical Sow: Feb-Nov

Tropical Sow: Apr-Sep

4 reviews For BORAGE -

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
75%
(3)
25%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Anonymous

this review has no content

S
Sarah B.

This one is still growing but it's going great guns. Can't wait

A
Anonymous

Took a while to germinate but now growing well

J
Judy O.

Strike rate 100%

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