Borage Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Boraginaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm
Typical Zones Grown In:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
March, April, May, June, July
When to Start Indoors:
None
Sprouting Time:
7-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
21-27°C
Depth:
0.5-1 in
Spacing (cm):
30 cm
Row Spacing (cm):
12-18 in
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
50-60 days
When To Harvest:
June, July
How to Harvest:
Cut Leaves from outside

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Leaves, Flowers
Potential Health Benefits:
Antioxidants, Vitamin C

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Squash
What Plants to Avoid:
Cucumber, Squash
Common Pests:
Aphids, Slugs, Caterpillars
Common Disease:
Powdery Mildew, Root Rot
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in sunny location, harvest leaves when they are young

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