Borage Borago officinalis
How to sow borage: Direct seed outdoors, thin to 45cm apart when seedlings are 4cm tall
Sun requirement for borage: Plant in Partial Sun
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Borage, or Starflower, is an annual flowering herb with blue, pink, or white flowers and bristly stems and leaves. It is a popular companion plant, particularly for tomatoes, as it is thought to confuse mother moths of tomato hornworms looking for a place to lay their eggs. It also attracts many pollinators. It's edible leaves can be used as a fresh vegetable or dried herb. When fresh, it has a cucumber-like taste and is used in salads, lemonade, or as a garnish. It's flowers have a sweet honey-like taste and can be used to decorate desserts or cocktails or candied. It is also cultivated for the borage seed oil extracted from it's seeds.
Median lifespan8 weeks
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