- The bright blue flowers are loved by bees.
- Borage is a major source of nectar and pollen.
- Host plant for lacewings to lay eggs
- Favourite plant for beneficials (spiders, damsel bugs, ground beetles, parasitoid wasps)
- The deep taproots and wide fibrous roots will break apart problem soils and increase aeration.This will help improve soil structure, increasing water percolation and oxygen.
- Sowing instructions: Sowing time April - June. Sow seeds 0.5-1 cm deep in rows 30 cm apart in soil with a fine crumbly surface.
50 gram is enough to cover an area of 30m2
Did you know?
- Originating from Syria, this annual herb is now naturalized through Europe, Asia, North Africa, and South America.
- Borage has a clean, cucumber-melon flavour. The tender young stems and leaves of borage are a fantastic addition to salads. Lightly blanch the leaves first in a pot of simmering salted water for a minute or two, or by chopping them up extremely finely to break down any tiny hairs that may be left on the leaves.
- The stunning blue, star-shaped flowers make a beautiful garnish and are good frozen in ice cubes for that summer glass of Pimms!
- Borage was once used to flavor wine.
- Borage was historically used to give men courage.