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Characteristics: Borage is a highly ornamental garden herb ~ at the peak of its growth it appears to be enveloped in a blue haze of sky-blue flowers.
Light: Borage likes full sun.
Water: Water often as Borage prefers moist soil. Mulch well to retain moisture in the soil.
Soil: Moist, but well-drained soil. Borage will not do well in a soggy situation.
Use: Enhance the flavor of chilled vegetable soups with the addition of 2 tablespoons of finely minced borage. Don't forget to add a few flowers for a garnish.
Borage is said to make a wonderful general companion plant for most vegetable crops including, tomatoes, cucumbers, gourds. cabbage, and even strawberries. Thought of as the "magic bullet" of companion plants, it increase the health and flavor of neighboring plants while attracting beneficial predatory insects and honeybees to help police your garden from harmful pests.