(Best months for growing Borage in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)
P = Sow seed
A tall, attractive plant, often grown in flowerbeds. Bright blue star-shaped edible flowers. Grow in a sunny spot with well drained fertile soil. Borage dies down in the winter, but probably you will not need to buy any more seeds as it self seeds quite vigorously and spreads around the garden. Luckily, it is so attractive that it adds to the general design.
Will grow almost anywhere but prefers well-drained soil. Can be transplanted when young but older plants do not move well.
Has a slight cucumber taste which goes well in salads and when cooked with silver beet or cabbage.
The flowers make a pretty drink decoration when frozen in an iceblock.
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