Borage - Borage

Common Name: Borage
Genus: Borage

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 1.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 25.0 cm
Harvest: June to November
Months to Sow Ouside: March to May

The young leaves of this annual herb have a cucumber taste that is often used in salads or as a dressing. The vivid sky blue flowers are attractive to bees and have a sweet honey-like taste.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow thinly 13mm deep in March to May outdoors directly into well prepared soil and allow 30cm between rows. When big enough to handle thin the seedlings to 25cm apart and keep them well watered. You will be able to harvest from June until the first frosts and when the plants die back at the end of the season they will make useful additions to the compost heap.