Herb Seeds - Borage

Average Packet Content 70 seeds

142043

£0.99
  • One of the best plants for attracting pollinators
  • Starry blue flowers
  • Cucumber-flavoured leaves
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Developed by James Wong - Delicious, easy to grow and stunningly ornamental, this is the ideal multi-tasking veg for the gardener who wants it all. Borage is one of the very best plants for attracting pollinators such as bees. Sow: April-June. Harvest: August-October. Tastes like: Green melon, cucumber, runner beans.

In Britain, borage's cucumber-flavoured leaves and starry-blue flowers are usually confined to the herb gardens of stately homes. However on the continent far from being a historical relic, its fresh, delicate taste with hints of green melon, makes it a common supermarket vegetable from Frankfurt to Crete.

Delicious, easy to grow and stunningly ornamental, this is the ideal multi-tasking veg for the gardener who wants it all.

wants it all. Sow: April-June. Harvest: August-October. Tastes like: Green melon, cucumber, runner beans.

Growing Information

Full growing instructions given on packet. Sow seeds in a row of fertile, well-drained soil 13mm (½") deep in a lightly-shaded, sheltered site. The cool environment and lack of bright light encourages soft, tender leaves especially when the resulting seedlings are spaced 20cm (8") apart. The key to borage is warmth then cold! Keep the plants well watered with a dilute nitrogen-rich fertiliser such as nettle liquid once a week and in around 8 weeks time you will have lush leafy plants with long, strappy, almost fuzz-free leaves. Harvest the plant before it flowers by slicing the whole plant down to the ground. If you are keen on harvesting the flowers too then plant one or two plants in a sunnier site or simply avoid harvesting one of your regular plants until a flower stalk erupts from the centre. Sowing: April-June. Cropping: 8 weeks.

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Delivery Charges

Standard Charge

Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.

Live Plants

Suttons wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.

Non Standard Deliveries

Northern Ireland, Channel islands, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, HS, IV1 to IV40 plus, KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10-PH40, PH42 to PH50 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2KG standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the large order is 2k to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the carriage charge is £14.99.

Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.

Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The carriage is £4.99 per order.

Very Large items

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Herb Seeds - Borage

Herb Seeds - Borage

Average Packet Content 70 seeds

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