Borage

Borage

Borage is grown for its pretty blue flowers that are renowned for attracting bees to the garden.

Overview

Features

  • Decorative flowers
  • Edible flowers
  • Attracts friendly insects

Sow

Sow direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care

Grow in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

Borage is an ideal companion plant that attracts friendly insects to the garden. Use flowers as a garnish or to add colour to summer drinks. Young borage leaves are edible, have a mild cucumber flavour and be used in salads.

When to sow

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