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Borage (60 seeds) (HB139) $2.00
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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 has reputed medicinal uses.

 
Borage
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

95.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bobbi Jo
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Date:
February 1, 2015
          4.0
 
Loved by bees
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? loved by bees, pretty

What are the cons? very large, prickly

Review:

I added this to bring bees to my garden and because it is a recommended companion plant for a lot of things. It was pretty and did a great job bringing bees, but it got huge and took way more space than I was anticipating. I also had to be careful when working around it as it is quite prickly.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ZookeeperMama
Location:
Kenmore, WA
Date:
January 25, 2015
          5.0
 
So Easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast, Prolific, Delicous

What are the cons? Need to be staked

Review:

Grows well in the Pacific Northwest, even in my limited sunlight garden. The bees go crazy for it. The flowers do taste almost exactly like cucumber with no burpy repercussions! The leaves are good too until they get too hairy, at which time I used them in smoothies to add the cool cucumber flavor. They do get large and then mine fell over. I ended up supporting them with tomato cages turned upside down since I didn't know this would be an issue. Next time, I'll stake them properly when they are small. Where has this gem been all my life?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fat Junie
Location:
Noblesville, IN
Date:
August 27, 2014
          5.0
 
Top Companion Plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Attracts pollinators!

What are the cons? none :)

Review:

Borage is an excellent companion plant for almost everything, and is edible, too. Pretty blue flowers attract pollinators like crazy (and can be candied or used in salads). Self-seeds for next year. Gets as large as a bush with good rain. I plant a strip of borage with sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, etc. More butterflies and bumble bees than I've ever seen this year -- even a hummingbird moth!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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