Borage grown by Chris

Photo: Nina Pope 18.08.09

Photo:Nina Pope 26.07.09

Borage grown by Chris

Borage (Borago officinalis)

Herbaceous Perennial - Edible?: Edible

Chiltern Seeds say: "A delightful annual worth growing for the pretty blue flowers beloved by bees. The young tender leaves are used in salads and cooling drinks and the flowers (once thought to drive out melancholy) can be crystallized, or again added to drinks and salads"

In Friday 26th June 2009

  • Sown Outdoors by Chris, Mon 16th Mar '09
  • Planted Out by Chris, Fri 26th Jun '09
  • Removed by Chris, Sat 3rd Oct '09

Out Saturday 3rd October 2009

The seeds for the Borage were sourced from the Prince of Wales' 'Duchy Original' organic seeds collection. http://www.duchyoriginals.com/borage.php

Although this came out at the end of the season it is now popping up all over this bed with little seedlings!

Raised Beds Garden Plan A: Herbs (12) B: Sweet Peas / Scabious & Onions (7) C: Cosmos / Leeks & Celeriac (6) D: Potatoes / Celery & Annual Flowers (7) E: Sweetcorn / Peas & Fennel (7) F: Sin Bin: Unidentified or Lonely Plants (11) G: Brassicas: Cauliflower / Broccoli & Sprouts (4) H: Courgettes / Cucumbers & Cosmos (3) I: Strawberries (1) J: Foxgloves & Fennel (5) K: Perennials: Aquilegia / Meconopsis (7) L: Brassicas: Kohl Rabi / Broccoli & Sprouts (5) M: Pumpkins & Squash (5) N: Herbs (10) O: Sweetpeas & Onions (6) P: Cosmos / Celeriac & Leeks (7) Q: Potatoes & Celery (7) R: Sweetcorn / Peas / Fennel (4) S: Seedbed (8) T: Brassicas: Broccoli / Sprouts & Kale (9) U: Courgettes / Cucumbers (3) V: Echinacea (1) W: Fennel / Chard / Lavatera & Nicotiana (4) X: Propagation (5) Y: Brassicas: Kohl Rabi / Cauliflower & Broccoli (8) Z: Courgettes & Squash (7) 1: To follow (empty) 2: Dahlias/ Leeks / Greens & Grasses (12) 3: Artichokes / Dahlias & Scabious / hot colours (17) 4: Sunflowers (2) 5: Hollyhocks & Rudbeckia (2) 6: Dwarf Beans / Runner Beans / French Beans & Tomatoes (9) 7: Hollyhocks & Rudbeckia (2) 8: Dwarf Beans / Runner Beans / French Beans & Tomatoes (11)
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