Herbs A-E

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 36

97.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Muffet
Location:
Falls Creek, PA, United States
Date:
February 11, 2017
          3.0
 
SelfSeedng a minus
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful flowers first year

What are the cons? 2nd year not pretty

Review:

I was intrigued when I saw that borage is self-seeding. I expected that the second year that flowers would look the same. This is not the case. The second year flowers are quite different, and in my opinion, not as pretty. Further, the roots it puts down are very dense and must be dug up with a spade. Only plant these with your perenniels.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kiki
Location:
Clovis, NM, United States
Date:
January 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Whoops
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, color, bees love it

What are the cons? Will self seed with the wind

Review:

This is an amazing plant and super easy to grow. When I lived in Minnesota I grew some and whoops, it self seeded across the neighbors backyard in the direction of prevailing winds. The bees loved it as did we, the flowers are gorgeous and very tasty in a salad. Tender leaves, flowers, and buds taste like sweet cucumber. As the leaves get larger they are too spiny. I love borage. Give each plant plenty of room.

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14 out of 14 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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10 out of 10 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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11 out of 11 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

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