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Borage Seeds Borage officinalis

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $9.50
1/4 Pound $22.95 40%
1 Pound $50.95 66%
5 Pounds $164.95
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  • Tall heirloom annual
  • A tasty culinary herb, popular in European cuisines
  • Produces attractive, edible flowers

Product Description

Similar in taste to certain types of cucumber, borage is a tasty culinary herb that is widely used in Europe and increasingly popular in the United States. Borage also produces very attractive edible flowers. Plant borage seeds in a sunny spot with well-drained soil.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Borage Seeds
    Botanical Name:Borage officinalis
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Edible flower
    Features:Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Attracts Pollinators, Culinary, Medicinal, Outdoor
    Days to Maturity:50-80 Days
    Plant Spacing:12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/2 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow, Start Indoors
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:1.2 g
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Borage

    When to Plant Borage Seeds

    Direct sow borage seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed.

    Where to Plant Borage Seeds

    Borage seeds prefer fine, well-worked and moist soil in full sun conditions. However, it can tolerate partial shade. Borage prefers a soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0.

    How to Plant Borage Seeds

    Add aged compost to the planting bed and turn it under to 12 inches before planting. Sow seed about 1/8th of an inch into the soil. The seed must be covered for germination to take place. Space your rows about 24 inches apart. Germination will occur after 7-14 days. Thin seedlings about 24 inches apart once they are 6-8 inches tall. Borage requires even, regular water until established. Once established, the soil can dry out between waterings. Fertilize with compost tea and pinch back plants when they reach 6 inches tall to encourage bushiness and blooming. Tall plants may require staking or support.

    How to Harvest Borage

    Borage is considered to be a liberal self-sower, dropping its own herb seeds, so you can enjoy more plants in the following year! To harvest, snip fresh, young leaves in spring and summer as needed. Harvest young leaves before they develop bristly hairs. Flowers can be snipped individually or in clusters as soon as they open.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 30 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 150 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 600 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 12,500 Sq. Ft

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 8 reviews

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Abundant Blooms

Very pleased with my Borage. They are very prolific; mine have produced 10 times more blooms than what I expected. It is very easy to grow. They are planted alongside our squash as I have read that they are beneficial to squash & tomatoes. The leaves really do taste like cucumber; it is very interesting. Thank you Eden Brothers for quality products.


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Great germination

I had heard that bees really like the flower on borage and that ones established it will see itself. I mixed with the bee pollinator mix and sewed the seeds right before a spring rain. I do have drip spray heads which provide regular light watering and they are thriving.


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Great choice fast growing

Looking forward to large plants and realizing I sowed seed to closely for plants to have enough room. Surprised at close to 100% germination rate and pleased with the lush growth.


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Fast, tremendous growth. Keep watered regularly - if borage dries out, it will quickly begin to wilt and slacken. Luckily, they'll shoot right back up when watered - don't wait too long, though!


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borage seeds

They was a gift to my sister who was thrilled to get them.. She has a bee shortage in her town because of pesticides and plenty of space to sow the seeds.


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great purchase

The seeds arrived quickly and in great condition. wonderful germination rate so far. No issues at all.


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Added Boost

Plant these near your tomato plants. These repel the hornworms that attack tomato plants, and produce a synergistic taste improvement in the fruit of the plant.


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More Folks should grow and eat this

This herb or is it a herb? is great. Tastes great.

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