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Borage (60 seeds) (HB139) $2.00
BULK SEED 1 oz (HB139C) $5.00

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(Borago officinalis ) Cucumber flavored fresh leaves are added to salads, cooked or made into a cooling drink. The blue flowers are used as a garnish. Makes a good honey plant. Also has reputed medicinal uses.
 
Borage
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 30
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Becky
Location:
Beaverton, OR, United States
Date:
June 24, 2016
          5.0
 
Rebecca
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Bees go bonkers for it

What are the cons? Gigantic

Review:

Most importantly, I love this plant. It seems to grow easily anywhere and the bees are absolutely bonkers for it. It seems like each and every little flower is occupied by a bee every second of the day. This is not so much a dislike as it is something just unexpected ... this plant is gigantic. Vertically and horizontally. Based on the pictures I had seen of dainty little blue flowers I was expecting a dainty little plant. This is anything but dainty. It's a beast. I bought it for companion planting for strawberries and tomatoes and it very quickly overran it's companions. I would cut off the main stalk to allow sun to the other plants and, not to be dissuaded, the little side stalks on the borage, quietly waiting in the wings, would take off and grow huge. i measured once and the stalk was over 6" in diameter. One is actually holding up an entire tomato plant. I ended up having to pull some entirely and the tap root was the size of a parsnip.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NJModernist
Location:
Green Brook, NJ, United States
Date:
June 24, 2016
          5.0
 
More uses than you think
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Versatile

What are the cons? None - well, it does fall over

Review:

I first discovered borage in Germany. It grows all over, and is a key ingredient in Frankfurt's famed green sauce, along with 6 other herbs. I loved the way it looked, and I loved the way people used the flowers to decorate outdoor tables, put in drinks, salads, and soups, and I vowed to track it down. It definitely self-sows. It brings bees. I saw my first hummingbird of the season on them this year. The bristly leaves come when they're bigger. Even so, blended in a sour cream/yogurt sauce with other herbs, it's amazing. Just made my first batch (had to wait for other herbs to grow). Worth the effort.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KimNorthrop
Location:
Sarasota, FL, United States
Date:
June 4, 2016
          5.0
 
Grows great in South Florida
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful color-attracts bees

What are the cons? none

Review:

This does very well in South Florida in the winter with regular irrigation--I put them in with my vegetables. It's now June and they're coming back up in a partially shaded area. We'll see!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joh
Location:
Burien, WA, United States
Date:
June 2, 2016
          5.0
 
giant plants
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, great blooms

What are the cons? prickly, larger than expected

Review:

Borage sometimes grows wild in vacant lots and parks and fields up here on the PNW coast, and only grows two feet high at most, with a few dainty blue flowers. I planted borage as a filler in between tomatoes in my garden this year. To my surprise, my Baker Creek borage seeds it shot up four feet tall before the end of May, and developed huge clusters of flowers. The thick stalks actually provide great support for my tomato plants, so it worked out. The flowers are stunning, bright blue and pink, and some have a mottled appearance like tie-dye. My borage plants are very hairy and prickly, so I don't plan on eating them. I just grow them for the local pollinators. The leaves are a hit with the neighbor's chickens, as well. It wasn't what I expected, and it may have taken over my garden, but it has been a fun plant to grow. I will definitely save a space or two for borage next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen
Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Date:
February 24, 2016
          5.0
 
Great herb/flower/polinator
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? attracts pollinators

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted these in several locations in my garden, they all grew & had an abundant suply of pretty & so very tasty blue flowers. The bees loved them, and anything the bees love.....I love. The flowers were a fun addition to salads. Everyone was suprised & impressed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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