Green manure Herb Borage. Borago officinalis.
A great all round little herb. Produces lots of nectar so it’s great for bees of all kinds, flowers here from June to October. The leaves and flowers have a cucumbery kind of taste. It’s an annual growing from around 60-80cms.
How to grow:
Sow seeds direct into sowing position in a well prepared seed bed from later March to July. Nice warm sunny ground will be best.
This batch of Borage is not suitable for organic production – sorry about this, we will resolve in the future.
There’s not a lot of bother growing them, just watch slugs on young plants.
A Green Manure:
Sow direct at 2.5g per sq metre. Dig into soil before seeding. Or wait and save the seed for next year. They’re ready when they turn black and are starting to fall off the plant naturally.
Native to the Mediterranean it has naturalised across the world as it seeds readily. Oil pressed from the seed is also known as star flower oil and good for women’s monthly cycles.
Avg contents: 2.5g | 10g.