Re: Borage, anyone?
I grew borage for several years just because I thought the flowers were
neat. Never tried to eat them. I started indoors but after that it self
sowed - not a lot, just a plant or two. They didn't stay upright on their
own but were sort of held in place by other plants.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 4:22 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Borage, anyone?
> I just got into my garden again today for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks.
> What a mess! Things are not growing well at all, with this crazy weather,
> lack of attention has not helped a bit. The one thing that is doing well
> borage. I planted seeds a couple of years ago when my garden club was
> edible flowers workshop, just for the pretty blue blooms that were
> look good in salads, etc. Had just a few plants, not with a very few
> Didn't pay much attention to it. Last year there one plant came back, had
> few flowers, again didn't pay much attention to it. This year there is
> everywhere I look. Huge, succulent, floppy plants with brittle stems an
> thick that would stand three feet high except that they flop and spread.
> Great huge thick bunches of flowers. I pulled out a couple of bushels of
> today and barely made a dent. Does anyone else grow this? What good is
> asked at my club meeting and no one seemed to have an idea of anything to
> with it except put the flowers on things. I made a nice poached salmon
> sauce for our annual pot-luck dinner and covered it with the blue flowers.
> Looked pretty, but they don't have much flavor. The leaves are so hairy
> they wouldn't be nice in salads. Someone said you could use them in soup,
> I haven't a recipe.
> I know this group does not specialize in vegetable gardens - we
> that last year - but you do know everything, so maybe someone has a
> The stuff is so rampant, it seems there should be some use for it.
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