borage seeds to edible flowers.
Used in ancient times to bring on courage and bravery, now growing borage is for cucumber-tasting teas and flower decorations in a salad. Grow your own Borage (or bravery) from seeds.
why it's special:
- Brings pollinators to your garden, so try planting near some strawberries to increase your yield
- Grows as quickly as an annual, yet will self-seed to colonise a small patch of your garden
- It grows fast in containers and you can be enjoying fresh herbs
when to sow
when to harvest
In The Records
|Features||Perfect for pots, pollinator-friendly and hardy-annual|
|Locations||Window box, balconies, containers and garden beds|
|Effort Level||Looks after itself|
|Botanical Name||Borago Officinalis|
|Other Names||Burrage, common bugloss, bee-bread, bee fodder, star flower, ox's tongue, and cool tankard.|
|Pot Size||50 cm|
|Number of Seeds||50|
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