Gaia Organic Seeds- Borage
All seeds are grown organically in Ottawa, Ontario and follow strict certification guidelines to guarantee top quality seeds. Gaia Organic Seeds passion lies in sustaining biodiversity in the plants we consume!
borage | Borago officinalis | Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada | Annual | Open Pollinated | Heirloom
Originated in Syria, naturalized to Europe. Edible flower with a refreshing taste that is often used for tea, tastes like cucumber flavor. Young leaves can be harvested and cooked like spinach. Borage seeds contain oils with the highest concentration (20% to 30%) of the fatty acid GLA. Borage is also a total bee magnet! Borage is self-seeding annual.
Companion plants: Tomato, Squash, Cabbage, Strawberry, Cucumber, Beans, Grape, Peas.
Planting tip: Sow seeds directly into the garden after the last date of frost. Sowing the seeds every four weeks will ensure a ready supply of borage flowers. Pinching the terminal growth will force a bushier plant but may sacrifice some of the flowers.
Harvesting tip: Pick fresh flowers for freezing or drying for bouquets. Cut the fresh leaves during the summer to add to salads or spreads.