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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.
 
Borage
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 45
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

97.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 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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1 out of 1 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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19 out of 20 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

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19 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
socalfarmhouse
Location:
Valley Center, CA, United States
Date:
January 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Selfseeder that needs staking
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Attracts pollinators

What are the cons? freely self-seeds

Review:

Massive plant, it had a surprisingly large tree-trunk like stalk. Next time I would stake the plant early on, as it got unruly and flopped over smashing my near by pepper plants. Attracted many pollinators. Great companion plant. It should be noted that it freely self-seeded in my garden. I am finding it everywhere. I like the plant enough to not be bothered by it though. Will continue to replant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nessa
Location:
Shady Side, MD, United States
Date:
August 26, 2017
          5.0
 
Only wish I had planted more
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful blooms and foliage

What are the cons? None

Review:

My only regret is that I didn't plant more! I did companion planting and placed these at end of a row, towards the back of the garden. They took off and when they bloomed , it was covered in pollinators! I wish I had planted a whole bed just for the joy of watching the bees. Very easy to grow in our clay soil, just added some mulch and direct sowed. Definitely on my wish list for next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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