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Borage -Starflower (seeds)
  • Borage -Starflower (seeds)

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    Borage (Borago officinalis), also known as starflower, is a delightful herb that offers both culinary and ornamental benefits. Let’s explore how to grow and care for borage in your garden:


    Choosing a Location

    Borage thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun, although it can tolerate partial shade. Select a sunny spot that receives about 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Ensure the location is easily accessible for regular watering and harvesting.


    Soil Preparation

    Borage isn’t particularly fussy about soil but grows best in soil enriched with organic matter. Loose, well-draining soil is ideal. You can improve soil quality by adding compost or aged manure.



    Plant borage seeds directly in the garden after the threat of frost has passed (usually in early spring). Alternatively, start seeds indoors 3 to 4 weeks before your area’s projected last frost and then transplant the seedlings outdoors.

    Space the seedlings 18 to 24 inches apart.





    Borage grows well in full sun to partial shade. Full sun encourages more blooms and stocky stems.



    While borage can tolerate dry conditions, it prefers moderately moist soil.


    pH Range

    Borage can tolerate a wide soil pH range (4.5–8.5), but it prefers slightly acidic soil.



    Prune borage mid-summer to promote new growth and deadhead spent flowers for continuous blooming.


    Companion Planting

    Borage is an excellent companion for tomatoes, squash, and strawberries. It attracts pollinators and deters pests.



    Harvest borage just before the flowers reach full bloom. You can preserve borage by drying or freezing its leaves and flowers.


    Remember that borage leaves are mildly toxic if consumed in large quantities, so enjoy them in moderation. The cucumber-like flavor and vibrant blue flowers make borage a delightful addition to any garden!

    • Seeds Per Pack

      Single Pack: approx 60

      Large Pack: approx 300

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