Discover the exquisite world of heirloom borage seeds, a botanical treasure that transcends generations. Our seeds ensure the preservation of this time-honored herb, known for its striking flowers and versatile culinary applications. Our heirloom varieties guarantee the continuation of their unique genetic legacy, maintaining the purity and authenticity of this extraordinary plant.
(Tip: Use a paper or plastic bag and rubber band over drying blooms to catch seeds)
The fresh herb has a cucumber-like fragrance. Our great grandmothers preserved the flowers and candied them. It is a popular belief that Borage makes the heart glad and helps to remove sorrow and depression. The leaves are slightly more potent than the flower—both are good in salad or greens as a pot herb.
Many have found the plant useful for fever, snakebite, jaundice, consumption, sore throat, depression, jaundice, itch, ringworm, and rheumatism. Borage seeds flourish in ordinary soil. Direct sow, leaving the seed exposed to light for germination. Thin the seedlings out to about 15 inches apart in the rows.
Seeds may also be sown in the autumn. Those sown then will flower in May, whereas those sown in the spring will not flower till June. Use the small new leaves and the distinctive 1 1/2 inch star-shaped purple-blue flowers in hot and cold drinks, especially teas. If left alone, Borage will seed itself freely and come up year after year in the same place. If harvesting seeds, watch for the fading flower tops- the seed will remain when the flower falls. Use the bag tip or check daily. Easily grown from seed. Seeds can be started indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or directly seeded just after the danger of frost has passed.
Planting: Plant seeds just beneath the surface of the soil. Borage prefers full sun and rich, moist soil. Plants typically grow 2-3′ tall.
Harvesting borage seeds is extremely easy. Just keep a close eye on the blooms and pick the seeds when they begin to fade and turn brown. Be sure to get them before they fall, as Borage is very good at seeding itself for the next season, even without your help.
Use a paper or plastic bag and rubber band over drying blooms to catch heirloom borage seeds.
Elevate your garden and culinary endeavors with the unparalleled beauty and flavor that only heirloom borage seeds can provide. Pick from our selection for an authentic experience where each seed tells a story; the tradition of harvesting borage seeds is possible with an unwavering commitment to excellence.
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