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Bar Code: 5011567306431Part Number: 188035Brand: Suttons Seeds
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Part of the James Wong Homegrown Revolution Range.Easy to grow. Delicious ornamental. Perfect for the gardener who wants it all. Tastes like: Green melon, cucumber, runner beans.In Britain borage’s cucumber-flavoured leaves and starry-blue flowers are usually confined to the herb gardens of stately homes. However on the Continent far from being a historical relic, its fresh, delicate taste with hints of green melon, makes it a common supermarket vegetable from Frankfurt to Crete. Delicious, easy to grow and stunningly ornamental, this is the ideal multi-tasking veg for the gardener who wants it all. Sow: August-September. Harvest: October-November.
Full growing instructions given on packet.Sow seeds in a row of fertile, well-drained soil 13mm (½") deep in a lightly-shaded, sheltered site. The cool environment and lack of bright light encourages soft, tender leaves especially when the resulting seedlings are spaced 20cm (8") apart. The key to borage is warmth then cold! Keep the plants well watered with a dilute nitrogen-rich fertiliser such as nettle liquid once a week and in around 8 weeks time you will have lush leafy plants with long, strappy, almost fuzz-free leaves. Harvest the plant before it flowers by slicing the whole plant down to the ground. If you are keen on harvesting the flowers too then plant one or two plants in a sunnier site or simply avoid harvesting one of your regular plants until a flower stalk erupts from the centre. Sowing: August-September. Cropping: 8 weeks.
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