Borage Heirloom Herb Seeds Bee Bread Edible Flowers Medicinal
Also known as a starflower, is a self-seeding annual plant; the hollow, bristly, branched, and spreading stem grows up to 2 feet tall. The leaves are bristly, oval, or oblong. The striking, blue, or purplish, star-shaped flowers grow from June to August. Borage is also known as the Bee plant and Bee Bread because the blue purplish star-shaped flower attracts bees all summer long, which increases the pollination of nearby plants. Honey bees need all the help they can get these days, so consider planting these bee loving plants for them if for no other reason.
Borage may also enhance the growth of tomatoes (by confusing and repelling tomato hornworm); brassicas (by repelling and confusing cabbage worms); and strawberries may do better when grown near borage. Throughout history, Borage has been used to treat a multitude of ailments and to improve overall health. Borage is a good herbal supplement for women because it contains high levels of calcium and iron, nutrients many women are deficient in. Potassium, Zinc, B and C Vitamins, and beta-carotene are packed into the Borage plant making it very nutritious. The dried leaves can be brewed into a tea, which has been said to have a refreshing cucumber-like flavor. The plant features broad oval-shaped dark green fuzzy leaves. In general, its leaves are harvested from the plant just after the flower buds form but before flowering. Younger leaves are used in salads while older leaves used as greens. However, as the plant gets older, the leaves get tougher, larger, fuzzier. Borage is known to have notoriously low germination. I add extra seeds. You should plant some extra.
0.4 g / 30+ Seeds