Herbs A-E

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 37

97.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
DB Farm
Location:
Chillicothe, OH, United States
Date:
May 20, 2017
          5.0
 
A brave herb
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Pollinator friendly, pretty

What are the cons? Picky about site/soil

Review:

This is a neat looking herb. It does best in full sun with very good drainage. Can be tough to establish, but once it gets going it grows huge texture-rich leaves and stems with multiple blooms that pollinators love to visit. A Penn State Factsheet shared that Celtic warriors drank wine infused with Borage to give them courage. The herb has been associated with bravery since ancient times.

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

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.

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9 out of 9 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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25 out of 25 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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17 out of 17 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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