Information About Borage

Ever wonder what to grow with borage plants in the garden? Perhaps, you are curious how many varieties of borage are available or how to harvest and use borage herbs. Well look no further for these answers and more. The following articles include information on these and other borage growing topics so you can find success when caring for borage plants.

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Companion Planting With Borage – Plants That Grow Well With Borage

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

Companion planting is based on the idea that some plants perform better if they are located near a strategic plant partner that may attract beneficial insects, improve soil quality, or even share root space in a beneficial manner. Learn about borage and companion planting here.

Borage Harvesting: How And When To Harvest Borage Plants

By Amy Grant

Borage is a self-seeding herb that?s easy to grow and, if allowed to bloom and set seed, will provide year upon year of edible blue blossoms as well as foliage. The question is, when and how to harvest borage? This article will help.

Borage Seed Growing – How To Plant Borage Seeds

By Liz Baessler

Even if you can't be convinced to bring it into the kitchen, borage is a favorite of bees. Borage is great to have around, and so easy to grow. Learn about borage seed propagation and growing borage from seeds in this article.

Borage Cover Crops – Using Borage As Green Manure

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Using borage as green manure allows the nutrients brought up by the plant's deep taproot to be dispersed into the upper areas of soil when the plant composts. The result is healthy soil, rich in nutrients and deeply aerated earth. Learn more here.

Container Grown Borage: Learn About Growing Borage In Pots

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you don't have space in your garden, or if you're concerned about the plant's rambunctious growth habit, consider growing borage in containers. This article will help get you started with growing borage in pots.

Borage Varieties – Are There Different Borage Flowers

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Borage is a tall, sturdy herb distinguished by deep green leaves covered with fuzzy, white hairs. Home herb gardeners can select from four primary varieties of borage, all equally beautiful and easy to grow. Learn more about various borage plant types here.

Borage Herb: How To Grow Borage

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The borage herb is an old-fashioned plant that can get up to 2 feet (0.5 m.) or more. Growing borage provides the gardener with flavored leaves for tea and other beverages. Learn more in this article.

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