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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: 34
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

97.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cody
Location:
Howland, ME, United States
Date:
November 25, 2016
          5.0
 
BEEutiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Vigorous growth, bee HEAVEN

What are the cons? Like I said, vigorous growth!

Review:

This is a garden treasure that is overlooked by most. The benefits of borage are endless and it is extremely easy to grow! Do yourself a favor and place one at the edge of your garden, or plant a mess of them along the tree line... but just don't put too many of them in the garden or you'll have to do what I did and pull a pile of them up! I had some plants that were 4 feet tall and spread out 5 feet in every direction! However, the pollinators adore the gorgeous flowers, the other plants appreciate the extra nutrients, pests prefer to eat the borage rather than your vegetables, and you get to reap the rewards of a healthy garden. A win/win/win/win situation!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MrsQ
Location:
Alfred, ME, United States
Date:
September 11, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful and Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Absolutely gorgeous blossoms

What are the cons? None

Review:

We have had some ugly experiences with Tomato Horn Worms and I read somewhere that Borage discouraged them. I started the seed indoors about 6 wks before planting out in early June. We put one plant in between each tomato. What a difference! While the borage didn't eliminate the problem, we only found 3 this year, so we're calling it a success. Even without that fact, borage (which I was totally unfamiliar with previously) is absolutely gorgeous with it's fuzzy leaves and stalks and striking blue blossoms. The bee's were always there, which makes me think everything in that neighborhood was also receiving some extra bee love. We will definitely plant these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Debo
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
August 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Huge plant bees love
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy, bees, edible flowers

What are the cons? none

Review:

My seeds were 5 years old, but I had read reviews about this plant being edible, good for burns, and great for bees. I'm shocked I got any sprouts from seeds that had been through so much. Only had one plant survive after my plastic greenhouse was tipped over several times from the el nino storms. borage doesn't like transplanting, but the one plant I had survive transplanted just fine. In less than 45 days, I got back from vacation to this plant that was 18" tall, and had spread to 24" wide!!! Completely took over the swiss chard planted next to it. Dozens of blooms every day, and I liked eating the flowers that have a bit of a kick.. I burned my hand cooking one day and decided to try borage. The pain vanished upon application, left on overnight and the redness had eased up alot by the a.m. Hot water in the shower didn't bother me either, I wished I wasn't so lazy and applied a fresh poultice every day, but even just one day helped. Plant this for food, bees, and burn applications

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CCeynowa
Location:
Llano, TX, United States
Date:
August 4, 2016
          5.0
 
Survived a Beginners Mistakes
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flowered first year!

What are the cons? None

Review:

First time growing any kind of herbs, and I messed up to say the least, but I did manage to have a few of these come up and last most of the summer! They survived being broken stemmed (cat laid on them), planted in the drip line (not my finest idea), over 9 inches of rain dumped on it in a week, temperatures of over 100, and constant neglect (because, let's face it, I am not that great at gardening). They bloomed, the flowers were blue/purple, and the bees and butterflies favored it. I am highly impressed and will add it again to my attempts for next year. (Fingers crossed that some of the flowers went to seed and will repopulate themselves.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 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.

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