Blue borage herb that is native to the Middle East. Blue Borage has an ancient history in war as an enhancement for bravery and courage. Growing borage provides the gardener with cucumber-flavored leaves for tea and other beverages as well as bright starry blue flowers for decorating salads. All parts of the plant, except the roots, are flavorful and have culinary or medicinal uses.
How To Grow Blue Borage From Seeds
# 1 | Prepare your planting area. Prepare a moist flat area. Sow seeds directly into the garden after the last date of frost in your area. Plant seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep in rows that are 12 inches apart.
# 2 | Keep your seeds evenly moist until germination. Look for seedlings to begin to emerge in 12-20 days.
# 3 | Plant your borage near basil, leeks, pumpkins, kale, nasturtiums, pansies, marigolds, and parsley. Borage is said to strengthen the pest and disease resistance of plants growing nearby, particularly strawberries.