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Borage (60 seeds) (HB139) $1.75
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BULK SEED 1 oz (HB139C) $5.00
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Borage

         
 
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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 used medicinally.

 
Borage
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

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Nickname:
gardenofpeacefulzenonFB
Location:
saylorsburg, PA
Date:
August 18, 2014
          5.0
 
FABULOUS GROWER
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? fast bloomer

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I planted this late... On july 4th. In 5 weeks we had our first spike and flowers followed generously after. Very Happy here and the bees love it.

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By gardenofpeacefulzenonFB 18 Aug 2014

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Nickname:
David
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
July 23, 2014
          4.0
 
Fast growing interesting herb
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Edible flowers, strong growth

What are the cons? prickly

Review:

I popped a few of these into some gaps in a raised bed and they quickly grew to 2 feet high and 18" or so across, flowering prolifically for several months. The flowers and young leaves do indeed have a mild, cucumber-like taste, although the leaves were too prickly for me to enjoy eating them. It's a very pretty plant and it produced biomass quickly, which I chopped and dropped into the bed. The earthworms and other critters seem to like it as it's rapidly been decomposed under a light layer of wood mulch. I plan to grow it again for its edible flowers and green manure. Be aware that it readily re-seeds itself. I planted it in late winter in a warm climate, took it out in late spring, and have seen many little borage plants popping up in the bed since then.

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By David 23 Jul 2014

16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CitySlicker
Location:
San Diego, CA
Date:
December 24, 2013
          5.0
 
Bees Edible Flowers hen feed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? readily self sows

What are the cons? no dislikes

Review:

Borage germinates well and the good news is that you only have to plant it once as it readily self sows. I planted borage to provide additional greens for the chickens and have edible flowers. Be sure to let some of the flowers go to seed and you will be rewarded with more plants to transplant around your garden. If you keep the lower leaves trimmed out (which I feed to the chickens) and cut some of the side shoots, you will be rewarded with even more side shoots. It likes water but once the plant is established, I have found it requires little water. Good organic soil and mulch keeps it looking great all Summer long and it will continue into Winter when it can be replaced with its seedlings. Adding borage to the garden was also so terrific for the bees and hummingbirds--plus the plant looks great even in the front garden!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By CitySlicker 24 Dec 2013

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mia
Location:
tacoma, WA
Date:
August 17, 2013
          4.0
 
Great musthave plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Super easy to grow and BEES

What are the cons? gets big and flops a bit

Review:

Love this plant! The bees love it too. I've had the flowers and leaves (cut up) in salads. I've also put some leaves into pesto so you don't notice the hairiness. I'm going to plant these with a mix of other flowering beneficial plants in a meadow, the bees will love it...and I love honey! :-)

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By Mia 17 Aug 2013

10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Beruriah
Location:
Western MA, MA
Date:
August 9, 2013
          4.0
 
Space them out
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Humming with bees!

What are the cons? Rain flattened them

Review:

I planted borage to attract bees to my very first vegetable gerden. I sowed rather too thickly because I did not realize how HUGE these plants would get! They're growing great. They have been flowering since late June here in 5b, even though the rains beat them into the ground and now there's a layer of dead vegetation. Hasn't bothered the bees at all (you can hear the borage patch humming!) and my squash and tomatoes are getting well-pollinated. I haven't eaten any of the leaves. They're very spiny/hairy and not appealing to me, but my pet rabbit loves them.

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By Beruriah 9 Aug 2013

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