Borage / Starflower

Since we live in such a mild climate here in Southern California, our borage has decided to give us some beautiful edible blue starflowers this December, it’s normal blooming time is late Spring into Summer. Borage is a free seeding, super easy to grow annual herb. It’s a wonderful companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. The blue flowers add a hint of flavor and a great deal of color to soups and salads. We’re growing it in our flower and vegetable gardens to attract more of our much needed bee friends (bring on the bees!). Since we don’t like using pesticides, we’re also trying it out as a natural deterrent to the dreaded tomato hornworm, they’ve gotta be one of the ugliest…yuck! ¬†We’ll keep you updated as to how well borage works for us this Summer. If you’ve ever used borage as a natural pest deterrent, we would love to hear about it! Please leave us a comment….

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