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Learn to Grow Edible Flowers: Borage, A Versatile Plant for Your Garden and Kitchen

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

If you're looking for a beautiful and versatile plant to add to your garden or kitchen, look no further than borage! This cheerful little herb is a true delight, both in appearance and taste. This plant is native to Mediterranean regions but is widely cultivated in many other parts of the world for its attractive blue flowers, its sweet nectar, and its culinary and medicinal uses.

Borage, also known as starflower, is an easy-to-grow hardy annual that will add a pop of blue to your garden from mid-spring to early summer.

An easy plant to grow from seed, it can grow up to three feet tall in a sunny location. It will reseed itself each year, making it a great addition to a wildflower or herb garden. Borage grows well in a variety of soils but prefers well-drained.

The star-shaped, sky-blue flowers are a favorite of bees and other pollinators, making borage a great choice for a wildlife-friendly garden. Plus, its leaves and stems are covered in fine hairs that make them a bit sticky, giving the plant a soft, furry appearance.

Not only does borage add beauty to your garden, but it's also edible! The leaves, flowers, and even the seeds are all edible and have a mild, cucumber-like flavor. They can be used raw or cooked and make a great addition to salads, sandwiches, or soups. The seeds can also be dried and used as a spice in place of capers.

Borage is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, making it a healthy addition to any meal.

Borage is a happy addition to your garden and kitchen that brings both beauty and flavor to your life. So why not add a few borage plants to your garden this year and enjoy the benefits of this cheerful herb?

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❀ Live your best botanical life from the garden to the kitchen ❀

Happy gardening!

Danielle Fischer


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