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Borage (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)



Borage is a fairly common herbal remedy that has been used since ancient times. It's best when grown in containers because it is extremely invasive.  The flavor of these flowers is crisp and refreshing.



Quick Tip Planting Guide:

Depth to Plant
Spacing Between Plants
Days to Germinate (Sprout)
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Soil Temp

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0.25 inches deep

6" -12"

apart

5

days

70+

degrees

Early spring

5+

feet

2+

 

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    What is Borage?

    This gorgeous, but highly invasive medicinal herb will boast lovely blue and purple flowers and will get at least 5 feet tall wherever you plant it. Very easy to grow, it will re-seed year after year and will be a lovely piece for your garden.  The flavor of the Borage flowers resemble cucumbers... cool and crisp.



    Health Benefits of Borage

    Borage is wonderful and has a great reputation for it's beneficial affect on the mind. It's been used to dispel melancholy and induce euphoria.   It's a soothing saline, diuretic herb that helps treat damaged or irritated tissues.   The leaves can be used as well as an emollient and expectorant.

     



    Ways to Consume Borage

    Consume these edible flowers in your favorite fresh salads or as a lovely garnish to any dish!  Dry the leaves and flowers to make an herbal tea.  Freeze these lovely flowers into ice cube trays.  Try adding them to wine, cider, and other fruit drinks. Borage pairs well with all salads, most cheeses, summer-like beverages and even fish.  You can even "candy" these flowers and use them as edible decorations on cakes, tarts and ice cream.

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