Herb Plants - Blue Borage
Starflower, is an annual herb in the flowering plant . Remaining in the garden from year to year by self-seeding. The flowering season is relatively long, from June to September. Traditionally Borage was cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, although today commercial cultivation is mainly as an oil seed. Borage is used as either a fresh vegetable or a dried herb. As a fresh vegetable, borage, with a cucumber-like taste, is often used in salads or as a garnish. The flower has a sweet honey-like taste and is often used to decorate desserts and cocktails.
Why plant Borage? The benefits of gardening Borage are many. Borage is used in companion planting. It is said to protect or nurse legumes, spinach and even Strawberries. It is also said to be a good companion plant to tomatoes because it confuses the mother moths and hornworms to looking for a place to lay their eggs. Plant several easy to plant fast to grow with just basic soil.