What are the pros? readily self sows
What are the cons? no dislikes
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!
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