Annual Culinary herb, furry grey/green leaves with cucumber flavour. Leaves are used in salads, iced drinks and vegetables. Beautiful blue bell-shaped flowers can be used as garnish in fruit cups, Pimms and salads. Magical properties are courage and psychic powers. A tea made from Borage induces psychic powers. Attractive to bees. Full sun. Sow Borage seeds outdoors every month for a continual harvest of fresh leaves and flowers.
Borage is excellent to grow alongside tomatoes and helps to improve strawberry crops.