Borage seeds – Borago officinalis
Borage – Borago officinalis
Type: Hardy Annual
Approximate height: 50 cm
Flowering time: From early summer into autumn.
Site and soil type: Any reasonably well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.
When to sow: Spring or early autumn.
Borage is an annual herb with bright blue starry flowers throughout the summer. The hairy leaves have a cucumber flavour and can be added to drinks such as Pimms, (as can the edible flowers which look great frozen into ice cubes.
Also known as Cool Tankard and Tailwort, Borage is loved by bumblebees.
Sow in spring or early autumn. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and raking lightly. Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover lightly with soil.
Borage will self-seed readily but dislikes being transplanted. If you wish to start off in indoors use biodegradable pots which can be planted directly into the ground avoiding any root disturbance.
Watch out for mice as they like to eat the seeds. Placing the pots into a propagator with a cover or placing the pots into a tray and enclosing it in a mesh “carrot bag” usually does the trick.
Contents: Approximately 100 seeds / 2g
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