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A beautiful upright herb with rough leaves covered with silvery hairs and most attractive celestial blue flowers beloved by bees. Borage is an annual growing to 45-90cm (18-36in) which self seeds happily. Cooking: Add Borage to summer drinks and wines because of its, cucumber flavour. Chopped leaves make a healthy soup or YOUNG leaves can be dipped in batter and lightly fried until crisp. Finely cut leaves make a delicious sandwich filling. Companion Plant: Grow it close to tomatoes to attract bees which fertilise the tomato blooms, and anything else in the vegetable garden. Nature's Remedy: Borage is a fine source of calcium and potassium and is recommended for toning up the glandular system, and all bronchial, lung and chest disorders. Prolonged use is not advisable. Special Note: Always check with your doctor before using herbs for medicinal purposes.
Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18"). 100 seeds approx.
Sowing Months: Mar to May
Flowering Months: Jun to Aug
Harvest Months: Jun to Aug
Position in: Full sun
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Plant the seed
Growing vegetables from seeds is a great family activity that teaches children about the importance of sustainable living and the process of how plants grow. By involving kids in planting, watering, and taking care of the seeds, they learn valuable skills and gain appreciation for the food they eat.
Grow your own
Growing vegetables from seed offers numerous benefits such as access to a wider range of varieties, increased yields through succession planting, and the ability to experiment with plant breeding. In addition, you can make efficient use of space and timing in your garden by interplanting vegetables with different growing habits and maturity rates. So why not consider growing your vegetables and flowers from seed!