Borage in containers generally requires no fertilizer. If you decide to feed the plant, use a diluted solution of a water-soluble fertilizer. Avoid overfeeding, which often promotes lush foliage but few blooms. Borage tends to be relatively pest resistant, but the plant is sometimes bugged by aphids .
What is borage used for?
Borage was popular during the Middle Ages as a vegetable and salad herb and is still used today for culinary and medicinal purposes . The flowers, leaves and oil prepared from the seeds are all able to be utilised for different purposes. Borage is very easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of Australian conditions.
One common answer is, borage flowers are also used in potpourris or candied for use in confections. Borage can be perpetuated by allowing the flowers to go to seed and self-sow. Pinching the terminal growth will force a bushier plant but may sacrifice some of the flowers. Borage herb is not a fussy plant and has been known to grow in refuse piles and highway ditches .
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Is borage worth a visit?
Absolutely superb evening at Borage last Saturday night. The food was amazing. There were four of us dining and we all agreed the food was beyond delicious. If you get the chance to dine at Borage you will not be disappointed .
Another thing we asked ourselves was, will we be returning to borage?
If you get the chance to dine at Borage you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be returning and I am spreading the word to friends and family. We spent a lovely afternoon for a birthday celebration .
How do I care for a borage plant?
Borage tends to be relatively pest resistant , but the plant is sometimes bugged by aphids. If you notice the tiny pests, spray the plant with insecticidal soap spray. Pinch tips of young plants to keep borage compact and bushy and snip the leaves as needed for use in the kitchen. You can also trim the plant if it looks overgrown in mid-summer.
This of course begs the query “Where to buy borage plant?”
One answer is that borage plants (Borago officinalis is pictured right) are a widely grown from seeds, and are a herb originally from Syria. Used widely both as a medicinal herb and a culinary herb plants and seeds are available for purchase online from specialist nurseries by Mail Order .
I learned The native habitat of borage was originally in Syria , but the plant is now naturalised across Europe and much of the United States. Although the blue flowered borage is very common, there is a lesser known white borage ‘alba’ which shares many features.
Borage herb is not a fussy plant and has been known to grow in refuse piles and highway ditches. Be assured you want the plant to regrow annually or remove the flowers before it seeds. Growing borage requires a dedicated space in the home garden. Sowing the seeds every four weeks will ensure a ready supply of borage flowers .
How big does a borage plant get?
Borage is very easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of Australian conditions. The plant grows 60-100cm high and can have quite a straggly growth habit. It may be best planted in groups so that the plants help to support each other.
It may be best planted in groups so that the plants help to support each other . The delightful blue star flowers appear through the summer months and the plant will die down towards mid-year, as winter arrives. In sub-tropical climates, borage grows best through the cooler months and will flower from early spring to early summer.
What makes the menu of borage restaurant special?
The Menu of Borage Restaurant is created using always high quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients .