Borage Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Borage Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Borago officinalis

Item #6127

Annual. This easy-to-grow, versatile herb is exquisite in the garden. In addition to attracting bees and other beneficial insects, borage has many culinary uses. Edible flowers can be used fresh to garnish dips, salads, and summer drinks, or candied with sugar for later use. The stems, flowers, and leaves have a cucumber-like flavor that's delicious steamed like spinach or chard. Fairly drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant.

This packet sows up to 14 ft.

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Full sun

2'-3' tall

Days to Emerge:
5-20 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 12"

When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 70°-90°F, or any time in mild climates.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Start in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into ground without disturbing roots. Not recommended due to taproot.

Special germination instructions: Darkness aids germination; sow at recommended depth.

Harvesting: Leaves should be harvested when young; old leaves are tough and hairy. Flowers can be harvested any time.

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