Borage is a herb that bees and wasp love, so make sure it is not planted close to a walkway. The flowers are a pretty blue star pattern. Sometimes the flowers may be pink or white. Allow enough room because the plant can take up as much room as a squash plant. It will also self-seed annually.
Borage is not picky about the kind of soil. I have seen it grow in our compost, in a brick border that has clay only or in one of our raised beds, but perfect soil would be light soil.
The flowers and leaves can be used for cosmetic, culinary & medicinal purposes.
Borage likes full sun in the fall and let dry out in between waterings.
Borage flowers can be sprinkled on top of a salad as a garnish.
Borage has been known as a symbol of courage.
Borage flowers can be used in potpourri. Can be used in skin lotions for cosmetic purposes. Use the leaves & flowers in soups, garnish or fruit punches. Leaves can be invused for feverish colds.
Next Monday’s post will be about Caraway.
Lord bless you and keep you.