Organic Borage
Organic Borage
Organic Borage
Organic Borage

Organic Borage

Peaceful Valley

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DESCRIPTION

Borage - Starflower - Borago officinalis

Hardy Annual The borage plant is a fascinating herb native to Syria with wrinkled, hairy leaves and a cucumber-like taste. Edible, bright blue star-shaped flowers with prominent black anthers have a sweet flavor and are perfect garnishes for desserts. When the borage flower is in bloom, it attracts bees, which results in a honey with a unique flavor. Growing borage is easy, it flourishes in less than great soil and reseeds readily.

Did You Know? Borage makes a great companion plant for squash, strawberries, and tomatoes in your garden bed. Many parts of the plant are also used medicinally.

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun, in well-draining soil. Borage does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development. In hot climates it may perform better with afternoon shade.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly when soil reaches 55°F, or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the star-shaped flowers for use as a garnish on cakes, as a splash of color in a salad or frozen in ice cubes.

Soil Temperature: 55-70°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-18 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Days To Maturity: 50-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full to Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

 

 

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Mild Flavor
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Suited to Warmer Climates
  • Useful for Ornamental

 

 

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: Certified Organic Product
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Hardy Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part : Flower
Useful Plant Part : Leaves



Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun, in well-draining soil. Borage does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development. In hot climates it may perform better with afternoon shade.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly when soil reaches 55F, or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the star-shaped flowers for use as a garnish on cakes, as a splash of color in a salad or frozen in ice cubes.

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  • Easy 30 day returns or exchanges.
RETURNS

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Other Vendor Fulfilled Shipping

We offer products that are fulfilled by other vendors with the following rates:

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Farmers Friend: Free shipping to contiguous USA

Peaceful Valley: $5 for up to 5 seed packets and then free shipping on seed packets after that. $10.99 flat rate for bulk seeds/larger weight items.

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