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3 Organic Borage Plants Vegetables
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3 Organic Borage Plants Vegetables
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3 Organic Borage Plants Vegetables

3 Organic Borage Plants

SKU: VEG0008

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Beautiful flowers with a range of natural uses
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The Highlights

    • Perfect for garnishes with a fresh, cucumber-like taste
    • Can be made into an oil which soothes mind and body
    • Produces beautiful purple flowers
    • RHS Certified Plant for Pollinating Insects This is an award gifted by the Royal Horticultural Society for plants that are very good at attracting and are beneficial for pollinating insects in the UK.MORE

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Supplied as:

3 Plug Plants
Plug plants are small seedlings that allows you to skip the germination process involved in having to sow from seed.

Height on arrival:

10-25cm

Eventual height:

45-90cm

Eventual spread:

20-50cm

Tasting notes:

Mild cucumber flavour with a hint of honey

Time to first crop:

3-5 weeks
Harvest the plant as you need them but it is best to harvest the leaves before they start to grow hairs.

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Can cope throughout most British winter including fairly severe winters.

Uses:

Garnish, Seasoning, Oil

Rootstock:

Spacing:

20-30cm

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Borage can suffer from slug, snail and caterpillar damage as well as powdery mildew. For Slugs and Snails, it is important to keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible, especially at night as slugs and snails love damp conditions. You can use barriers such as egg shells or copper wire to surround the plant to prevent slugs and snails reaching the leaves. For Caterpillars, check the leaves regularly for them as well as for the eggs. Pick off any Caterpillars when you see them and then drown the infested area with soapy water. For Powdery Mildew, try to keep the leaves dry by watering at the soil and preventing water splashing up from the soil. MORE

Water Often

Full Sun in a Sheltered PositionMORE

Full Sun in a Sheltered Position

Borage needs at least 6-8 hours of full sunshine every day and will grow well in a sheltered position away from chilling winds.MORE

Fertile, Well-Draining

A good-mix to use is three parts quality compost to one part topsoil.MORE

Not required

Don't worry, you food bills won't be going up! This plant requires no feeding.MORE

Not Required

Put the tools down! No pruning required.MORE