Borage - Hardy Annual Herb by Thompson and Morgan seeds 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.
Sow seeds in spring, in drills 6mm deep, 30cm (12in).
Thin out to 30cm (12in) apart when large enough to handle.
Borage will grow in most soils but prefers well drained soil and full sun.
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