Borage Seeds

(Borago officinalis) Annual. 55 days to maturity.

Borage is such a sensuous plant with its delicate blue flowers - so beautiful to the eyes, surprisingly refreshing to taste, and so very light in the heart! 

This self-seeding annual hails from Syria, but has naturalized through much of Europe. A great addition to the edible flower garden and especially nice in tea.

Borage is also a total bee magnet! Plant borage and your garden will just be humming with life.

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Growth Habit: Bushy, 2-3 foot high plants

Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Preference: Moist, well drained soil

When to Plant:  Mid to late Spring when soil is warmed. Direct sow, as Borage has delicate taproots that can be fussy to transplant. Seeds should germinate in 15-20 days. 

How to Plant:  Sow Borage seeds ½ inch deep and space them every 2 inches. Thin seedlings to 12”. Water thoroughly after planting. 

When to Harvest: Harvest fresh leaves and flowers through Summer and into Fall. Borage will survive a light frost. 

How to Harvest:  Harvest young leaves in Summer. Pick fresh flowers as they open, leaving some for the bees. 

Uses: Use young leaves in salads or pesto. Enjoy edible flowers fresh or dried. Add Borage flowers to salads, desserts, or ice cubes for a cooling cucumber flavor. 

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