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Organic Borage
(1/4 lb)

Edible Blue Flowers

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV5223

$17.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$17.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Description

Borage - Starflower - Borago officinalis

Hardy Annual Borage is a fascinating herb native to Syria with wrinkled, hairy leaves and a cucumber-like taste. Edible, bright blue star-shaped flowers with prominent black anthers have a sweet flavor and are perfect garnishes for desserts. Flourishes in less than great soil and reseeds readily.

Did You Know? Borage makes a great companion plant for squash, strawberries, and tomatoes. Many parts of the plant are also used medicinally.

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun, in well-draining soil. Borage does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development. In hot climates it may perform better with afternoon shade.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly when soil reaches 55F, or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the star-shaped flowers for use as a garnish on cakes, as a splash of color in a salad or frozen in ice cubes.

Soil Temperature: 55-70°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-18 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Days To Maturity: 50-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full to Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 Pound: 5,730 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Mild Flavor
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Suited to Warmer Climates
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Brand Peaceful Valley Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb
Organic Status Certified Organic Product Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Warmth Life Cycle Hardy Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant Soil pH 5.1 - 8.0
Brand Peaceful Valley
Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Warmth
Life Cycle Hardy Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.1 - 8.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun, in well-draining soil. Borage does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development. In hot climates it may perform better with afternoon shade.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly when soil reaches 55F, or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the star-shaped flowers for use as a garnish on cakes, as a splash of color in a salad or frozen in ice cubes.

Videos & Articles

Videos

Articles

April 14, 2016 - Suzanne at Peaceful Valley
Our grandparents or great grandparents did not have to think about what to plant in their landscape, it just made sense to plant something that you can eat. With the shift of populations to urban areas,… read more »
June 29, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Many of our favorite fruits and vegetables require pollinators.  Fortunately you don’t need to keep a beehive to ensure that your fruit trees and vegetable garden produce an abundant harvest of… read more »
May 8, 2014 - Pattie
Without an herb garden, I doubt I would be able to cook a meal. Nothing adds more flavor to a meal than freshly harvested herbs. By the way, I just tried this zipstripper to help harvest the leaves of… read more »
November 13, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
What makes beer taste so good? It’s the sweet malt combined with a mixture of different hops and herbs. Hops can be bitter, aromatic or both (“dual purpose”). We have some of each of… read more »
September 19, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
So you’ve been growing herbs and now it’s time for a big, end-of-summer harvest. You watched our new video where Tricia shows you how to harvest and preserve herbs—and she says that you… read more »
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Shipping Weight: 0.30 lbs. Dimensions: 4"L x 8"W x 0.75"H

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