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How to Grow Borage

Growing Borage in Containers, Gardens and Allotments

Borage
Latin Name Borago officinalis
Type of Plant Annual
Suitable for Containers,  Garden Beds, Allotments

 Companion Plants      In the Kitchen

 

Plant Dimensions

Height up to 60cm/2 ft  - Spread up to 30cm/1ft

Where to Sow

Outdoors in small pots/seed trays or directly in the ground in a dry sunny position. 

Sowing time

Any time from March and throughout the growing season. To ensure a continuous supply, sow at 4-weekly intervals.

How to Sow

Thinly. Cover lightly with compost. 

After Germination

Thin to 3 plants per pot when the plants are about 12mm/1/2" tall. This is most easily done with a pair of tweezers.

Growing on -  in Pots

Once the plants are established with a good root system, divide into separate plants and pot each up into 15cm/6" pots. 

Growing on - in open ground

Once the plants are established with a good root system, divide into separate plants and transplant  to 30cm/12" apart. 

Harvesting

Pick individual leaves as required.

Pick blooms as they open.

Not suitable for drying

Companion Planting

In the Kitchen

Plant near to Tomatoes, Squash, Strawberries

Repels tomato worm

 

Adds a cool cucumber-like flavour to summer drinks. The flowers and young leaves may be used to garnish salads. dips, and cucumber soups


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