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A classic colour mix of borage to decorate veg patch, cutting garden and your general borders. This is a stellar plant for pollinators, good cut, and a pretty edible flower, we often used to decorate drinks, particularly Pimms. It’s super easy to grow and will self-sow.

This collection contains 1 seed packet each of:
Genus Borago
Group/Species officinalis
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Borage
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Yes
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow March-August. Sow undercover in early spring and/or successionally, right the way through the summer into prepared plug trays or pots, cover lightly. Keep moist and warm. Once seedlings appear and have developed two 'true' leaves, prick out and pot on into individual modules or pot. Grow the seedlings on in a light, frost-free place. These are hardy annuals, so can be planted out in a mild spell in April. Very successfully sown direct from April to July, into a prepared, sunny site. Allow a final spacing between plants of 60cm (24in) apart.
Care Tips Borage is a lovely plant that prolifically self-sows so you won't need to sow again. Borage is often cited as being a powerful companion plant in the kitchen garden, especially near strawberries, cucumbers, gourds, tomatoes, and cabbage. It attracts predatory insects and honeybees and seems to repel many insect pests. Its flowers are pretty and edible, often used to decorate drinks, particularly Pimms.
Flowering June - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing. Pick flowers before they are fully open for adding to salads and recipes. Cut back by half in midsummer to encourage reblooming.
Vase Life Strip the bottom leaves and sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds and then leave in cool water, ideally overnight before arranging.
Harvesting June - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing. Pick flowers before they are fully open for adding to salads and recipes. Cut back by half in midsummer to encourage reblooming.
Cooking Notes Freeze for ice cubes to add colour and flavour to summer drinks, or wilt leaves for pasta sauce and ravioli stuffing. Young leaves can also be added to salads. Caution: Use sparingly as Borage may be harmful if eaten in excess.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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