Give this bee bait a place in your garden! Borage (Borago officinalis) has stunning purple star-shaped edible flowers that pull in all kinds of pollinators! Their mild cucumber flavor is a great addition to summer treats like drinks, salads and desserts. The annual 2-3-ft. tall plants grow well in containers. Here are our best tips on Growing Borage, too!
Each packet contains approximately 100 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Grows well in sunny locations and prefers rich, moist soil. Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or direct sow — 1/8 in. deep — after all danger of frost has passed. Thin seedlings to one foot apart and trim back occasionally to keep plants tidy.
Harvest leaves and flowers as needed. For best flavor, pick in the early morning when aromatic oils are at their flavorful peak. Young leaves are best used fresh as plants do not dry well.