Scientific Name: Borago officinalis
Family: Boraginaceae
Also Known As: starflower,
Origin: Syria
Source: Ecoseeds

Hardy annual to 90 cm with blue star-shaped flowers with grey-green, bristly leaves. Use young leaves and flowers in salads that impart a “mild cucumber freshness”. It will restore vitality after illness. It will grow in a wide range of soil and it will self-seed readily. A compost activator. Companion : broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, squash, tansy and tomato.

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  • 07.02.2010 Planted seeds in peat pots on kitchen windowsill. Looking forward to planting this around tomatoes in the garden.
  • 25.02.2010 Seedlings graduated from the windowsill and found promising new homes in the garden among the brassicas and brambles and next to the pomegranate.
  • 19.04.2010 Leaves have really spread out splendidly, but flowers have yet to emerge.
  • 25.04.2010 Fuzzy flower heads have appeared
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