Borage, Borage Seeds

Available in store only. Please contact your local Mackey's for price and availability.

  • Delivery Available with Online Checkout
  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

This attractive annual should be grown in every home garden.

  • Produces beautiful star-shaped blue flowers and cucumber flavored leaves.
  • Used for flavor in salads, cream cheese, tall drinks or cooked and eaten like spinach.

SPECIFICS: (see below for complete sowing information)

  • SEED DEPTH: 1/8-/14 inch
  • SEED SPACING: in rows 18 inches apart
  • EMERGES: 14-18 days
  • MATURES: 80 days

SOWING:

  • Can be sown as early in the spring as ground can be worked.
  • The soil should be spaded deeply and the seed sown in rows 18 inches apart.

GERMINATION:

  • Germinates in 14-18 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

THINNING:

  • Thin to 6-8 inches apart when plants are 2 inches high.

NOTES:

  • Flowers are used fresh for salad decorations and flavoring.
  • Also leaves may be boiled like spinach.

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