The fantastic team behind Tamar Organics is on a mission to encourage people to grow at least some of their own food and to do it organically. Organic growing helps to protect the environment, improves soil and encourages biodiversity. Using organic seeds means that you are supporting organic farmers and acres and acres of land under organic management.
Organic Borage (approx. 100 seeds)
The striking simplicity of the star shaped blue flower of borage is one of my favourite sights of early Summer and I think the bees agree.
The black stamen form a point at the centre of the flower, hold this when you want to harvest the flowers and gently prize the flower from the calyx. The leaf is a dark green, oval and slightly hairy. Flowers form in clusters usually blue, they can sometimes be pink and there is a rarer white one.
Borage is an annual which may self seed and grows to a height of around 80 cm. It is a companion plant to strawberries and tomatoes.
Organic Borage Seeds
Sow seed from March until September into well prepared ground in an open sunny position. Scatter the seed and rake in. Harvest the flowers when fully open and the leaves when young and tender.