Borage is an easy to grow self-seeding annual with medicinal, culinary, and pollinating benefits. Butterflies and pollinators are attracted to the beautiful blue star shaped flowers that appear from mid May through to fall. The flowers are edible and can be candied or added as a garnish to salads and many other dishes. Borage is an old herb garden favorite with many uses ranging from; a refreshing tonic tea, as a seasoning herb, a cure for stings and bites, a skin soother, a good companion plant...
Borage is also a natural fertilizer... Borage leaves steeped in water are an excellent tomato tonic, add Comfrey and Nettle leaves and you have an AWSOME organic garden tonic... in fact there will not be a place in your garden that will not delight in the company of Borage, Comfrey, and Nettles. Plant Comfrey beneath your fruit trees, or any plant with any of those three herb combinations.
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Height: 18-24 inches. Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Sow outside after all danger of frost into well dug soil. Planting Depth: 1" Soil temp: 60-75 degrees F Germination: 7-14 days Plant Spacing: 12" Matures: 60-70 days Full Sun to Partial Shade Moderate Water