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Borage (Borago officinalis) is a medicinal herb with edible leaves and flowers that taste similar to cucumber. Be sure to pick leaves when they are young and tender before the characteristic hairs become too coarse. 

 

This beautiful blue-flowered powerhouse has highest known plant source of gamma-linolenic acid (an Omega 6 fatty acid, also known as GLA) and the seed oil is often marketed as a GLA supplement. It is also a source of B vitamins, beta-carotene, fiber, choline and trace minerals. In alternative medicine, Borage is used for stimulating breast milk production and as an adrenal gland tonic.

 

As if there needs to be any more reasons to grow this beautiful plant, Borage is also known for repelling pests such as hornworms (interplant with tomatoes, peppers), attracting pollinators and aiding plants they are grown near by increasing resistance to pests and disease — notably tomatoes, strawberries and squash. Additionally, Borage adds trace minerals to the soil it is planted in.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF BORAGE IS HAPPY IN YOUR GARDEN, IT WILL READILY SELF-SEED, PERHAPS TO THE POINT OF INVASIVENESS.

 

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BORAGE

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