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Re: Borage, anyone?


I raise borage only for the blue flowers. I once tried it in a salad but it
didn't seem to have any flavor. Anyone raise sorrel? It's good in a salad.

Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 5:22 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,
and
> lack of attention has not helped a bit.  The one thing that is doing well
is
> borage.  I planted seeds a couple of years ago when my garden club was
having an
> edible flowers workshop, just for the pretty blue blooms that were
supposed to
> look good in salads, etc.  Had just a few plants, not with a very few
blooms.
> Didn't pay much attention to it.  Last year there one plant came back, had
a
> few flowers, again didn't pay much attention to it.  This year there is
borage
> everywhere I look.  Huge, succulent, floppy plants with brittle stems an
inch
> 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
it
> today and barely made a dent.  Does anyone else grow this?  What good is
it?  I
> asked at my club meeting and no one seemed to have an idea of anything to
do
> with it except put the flowers on things.  I made a nice poached salmon
with dill
> 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
that
> they wouldn't be nice in salads.  Someone said you could use them in soup,
but
> I haven't a recipe.
>   I know this group does not specialize in vegetable gardens - we
discussed
> that last year - but you do know everything, so maybe someone has a
suggestion.
>  The stuff is so rampant, it seems there should be some use for it.
> Auralie
>
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