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Re: Borage, anyone?

Yes! Dan, I have huge plants of it & they are bolting so will save
seed--love to know how you use it--young leaves only??
Sally Ann
----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Roman <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Borage, anyone?

> I raise borage only for the blue flowers. I once tried it in a salad but
> 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
> and
> > lack of attention has not helped a bit.  The one thing that is doing
> 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,
> 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
> 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
> 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
> > 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
> 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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