Traditionally borage was cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, although today commercial cultivation is mainly as an oilseed.
Nutritional Value: This herb is also the 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, again, trace minerals. In alternative medicine it is used for stimulating breast milk production and as an adrenal gland tonic; thus it can be used to relieve stress.
Full Sun Spacing:12” – 18”
Optimum Soil Ph:5.5-7.0, Ideal 6.0-6.5
Days To Maturity:50-60
Sowing Method:Started indoors OR Direct sow outdoors
Planting/Growing Tips: Seeds are best sown in full or partial sun under ½ inch (1 cm) of soil so it’s easy to sprinkle a patch with seeds and then cover it with a few handfuls of soil or compost. The plants can easily grow to be 3 feet (91 cm) tall and 2 feet (61 cm) wide, so give them room to grow, and let them shade your partial sun plants. Treat this easy-to-keep herb well and it will reward you with scores of beautiful flowers, lush foliage, and fertile soils.
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