24 reviews for Borage

  1. Pawat

    Very good germination (almost 100%) and very early to flower. It’s end of May here in Pittsburgh PA and we already have Borage flower! Side note for newbie like me — these plants grow HUGE, so make sure to give them enough room.

  2. Diane

    I agree with the previous review. Very good germination! Grows very well. I have been completely satisfied with all the migardener seeds I have bought. I just wish I had more room to grow more stuff. 🙂

  3. desiraemonique

    Such a lovely flower. Very good germination! I started with a pot and was so happy with the initial results that I dropped a few seeds around my yard. These are large plants so they do need a lot of space. They have a smell similar to watermelon and the plant is so fuzzy and soft. It’s also doing amazing in the Arizona heat.

  4. sarahkm1622

    Great germination rate! My bees love the flowers!

  5. Valerie Howden

    good germination. great for bees and love the edible flowers. show and tell food for my daughter.

  6. gbpemail

    Excellent germination and glorious plants! Loved this in my garden companion planted with tomatoes, strawberries, peppers and more. Brings pollinators like magic.

  7. oldmcdonald21146

    I never grew before or even saw other than pics. Seed germination and fast growth couldn’t have been better, but it is a very thirsty plant that requires lots of water and space for relatively little bloom. No doubt best suited for a moist location, but think there are better choices to plant like bluebells in shade, asclepias incarnata in sun, etc.

  8. lyonsashley267

    It grows fast, and takes up a lot of space. Good for raised beds!

  9. jetcadrai

    If you grow tomatoes and want to help out your local bees, absolutely consider adding Borage to your list of companion plants. 2020 was the first year I planted borage, and the effect it had on the bees congregating by the tomatoes was immediate. The plants are also beautiful–blooming new nickel-sized blue stars daily while conditions are ideal, which in my area usually starts at the end of May for transplanted ones, end of June for direct-sown ones. Sometimes, the flowers are a bright magenta instead of blue, and one plant in particular had a few wonderful blue flowers with a few light pink streaks as well. They’re not immune to deer, but wandering deer do seem to somewhat dislike the taste or texture and will not destroy these as readily.

  10. femichic2

    Growing in Zone 9. I planted only a few of the seeds going into fall. Now I have the plants in ground. I’ve enjoyed watching them progress. And since fall and winter temperatures are mild, I’m hoping to see them reach a substantial size during the season.

  11. lostinthewoods9575

    Great germination and my bees loved them! The plants are huge so be sure to give them plenty of room. The flowers lasted well into the fall and added a great pop of color in the garden.

  12. evanrahaman

    Love MIgardener Seeds!

  13. evanrahaman

    These Are Great!

  14. scenestra

    I was surprised, it really does taste like cucumber!! Easy to grow and good and hardy

  15. evno3000

    10/10 Great

  16. brianna.shipley

    These flowers were great in my garden. They added a bit of color and bees seemed to love them. The down side to this plant is that when it is matcher it has tiny sharp spikes that covered the stocks of the plant. Making it difficult to handle without gloves. But otherwise it was a great plant in the garden the little flowers were beautiful and it seemed to bring tons of pollinators to my garden. Also it grew around 1-2 ft high and about a 1ft to a 1 1/2 ft wide.

  17. brianna.shipley

    These flowers were great in my garden. They added a bit of color and bees seemed to love them. The down side to this plant is that when it is matcher it has tiny sharp spikes that covered the stocks of the plant. Making it difficult to handle without gloves. Also it grew around 1-2 ft high and about a 1ft to a 1 1/2 ft wide.

  18. yorka8384

    These germinated and grew so quickly. I was so shocked to come out to such big sprouts within a couple of days of planting. I hope I’ve given them enough room to grow in my raised herb garden. Luckily I still have seeds left over to replant later.

  19. asia.gregg

    These germinated so well in every area of my garden, including full sun and part shade. They got YUGE and the bees loved the little flowers. I like decorating salads and drinks with the flowers, which have a great cucumber taste. They even reseeded themselves and came up as volunteers the next year!

  20. greatredwolf.23

    Every seed I planted is a huge healthy plant in my garden. Can’t wait to see the flowers!

  21. lamoureux.6697

    Germination is excellent. I like the taste but the leaves are a bit spiked. So only occasionally try to eat them. The bees love them and are always on the plants

  22. bobchai

    Good germination. Sizable plant.. 2-3 feet diameter. Constant multitude of flowers daily entire growth season. Flowers also taste like cucumbers. Just don’t fight the bees for it – there’s enough to share. Great for pollinators.

  23. janefletcher

    This is my first year planting a garden. I heard borage helps keep insects away. I have to say I had no problems with insects. The exception was squash bugs but once the borage blossomed, the squash bugs diminished. They also attracted lots of bees! I will definitely plant them every year.

  24. corinnemnilsen

    Such a fun plant! Grows so quickly and the flowers are really good. Reseeded all over, but the seedlings were easy to pull up and control

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