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Borage (60 seeds) (HB139) $2.00
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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 used medicinally.
 
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Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 47
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

97.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Illinois73
Location:
NAPERVILLE, IL, United States
Date:
March 7, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy to grow very tall
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? grow easely.

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

Taste of the leaves is interesting, like cucumber. a little too hairy! attracts bumblebees.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

27 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Anne ohio
Location:
Toledo, OH, United States
Date:
January 8, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy r grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast growing

What are the cons? Prickly

Review:

They sprouted outdoors within a few days and grew BIG. I would thin the seedlings next time. I had to cut off huge branches after blooming, and the plants were so big, they didn't mind being pruned. Pretty, but the neighbor kids wouldn't pick because they are fuzzy and prickly. They got crowded so I composted them and started new seeds in August and they grew also. I would grow these again because they are fool proof Bee food.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Veggie pizza
Location:
Barrington, IL, United States
Date:
June 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Beautiful bee magnet
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific flowering

What are the cons? None

Review:

Started in pots indoors and by winter sowing. Excellent Germination. Also have plenty of flowers within approximately 2 1/2 months. Attracts bees, and I use it around my vegetable garden. Quite delicious tasting but the flowers are a little hairy as are the leaves.They grow approximately 2 to 3 feet tall.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cup Dispenser
Location:
Springfield, VA, United States
Date:
June 18, 2018
          5.0
 
Borage
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, tasty.

What are the cons? Needs to be supported.

Review:

This has been my happiest seed success yet. Easy to start, self-seeds each year, does not take over the garden (yet) and produces delightfully fragrant flowers and tasty leaves. My bees continue to enjoy it too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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40 out of 41 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris Sage
Location:
Belton, MO, United States
Date:
February 19, 2018
          5.0
 
Awesome pollenator
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? pollenator, easy to grow

What are the cons? eventually flops over

Review:

Larger than expected plant. It will fall over at some point if it gets large enough - letting them grown in small clusters seems to help a little though they still will flop eventually if big enough. Self-seeding and you may need to be careful about it taking over the garden a bit - but plucking the new shoots aren't a big deal. Very tough to kill - can weather a couple of light frosts, and I mowed some of them over as they started growing in the grass border of the garden in summer, and it just kept coming back. The best thing is that the bees absolutely LOVE the flowers and it continues to draw them until frosty weather. I let these plants stay in the garden in sporadic clusters just for this. Put this in or around your garden! Especially if you want to draw/support more bees.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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