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How to Grow Borage


Position – Sun or part shade

Soil – Well-drained

Flowering Period –Summer

Hardiness –  Hardy Annual

  Where to plant

Where to plant Borage


Borage is best planted in a well-drained soil of clay, chalk, sand, or loam within an alkaline, neutral, or acidic pH balance. It is best planted in a position of full sun or part shade. Borage is suited to being planted in beds and borders within a cottage, kitchen, wildlife, or informal style garden.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here

  How to plant

How to plant Borage


Amend the soil with grit, sand, or compost to improve the soils drainage. Space companion plants at least 30cm (12in) apart from one another. If growing in a container, the pot should be at least 30cm (12in) wide and the same depth. Borage dislikes being transplanted so be sure to choose a suitable site for them to be planted in.

    How to care for

How to care for Borage


Leave Borage to self-seed after flowering. Harvest flowers and leaves as and when you wish to use them. They have a mild cucumber taste to them.

  How to propagate

How to propagate Borage


It is possible to propagate Borage by seed.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here


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