Borage - Borage, ORGANIC

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$2.95$12.70

Borago officinalis

Piercing blue and purple flowers are edible in salads and make a delicious, soothing tea. Easy-to-grow by direct seed after danger of frost has passed. Full sun. Self-seeding annual.
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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
1400 n/a n/a 50-60
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-85°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/4″ 10-12″ 50
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
18-24″ 7-14 Annual 3-5 years

Bed Preparation

Borage is an annual that is tolerant of a wide variety of soils. Choose a site with full sun to partial shade.

Planting

Direct sow borage seed outdoors in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Seed can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. Optimal germination occurs when soil temps are 65-85°F. Sow seeds 1/4" deep and 10-12" apart. Seeds will sprout in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 18-24" apart.

Harvest

All above ground parts can be used. Harvest fresh flowers, stems, and leaves when plant is in flower and green seeds are starting to form.

Storage

Borage can also be dried for later use.

Seed Saving

Borage is an annual that self-sows readily in the garden. Seeds mature in summer-fall. Collect seeds when flowers have dried and turned brown. Store seeds in a cool dry place. Seeds will remain viable for 3-5 years.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Size

1 grams – Packet, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz

4 reviews for Borage, ORGANIC

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Beautiful clear blue color, easy to grow (some of my stalks tended to bend over, may need support)
    Wonderful beneficial insect attractant.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Love the clear blue flowers. Great for companion planting, and easily self-seeds.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Easy to grow, hard to pass up while walking in the garden. The faint cucumber taste is refreshing after munching on nasturtiums.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Grew very well for us. Turns out it is not quite as tasty as I was hoping but the pollinators loved it. Alas, it did not reseed for us.

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