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