White Borage Seeds (Borago Officinalis)

Packet of 100 Seeds


Description

Single Packet of 100 Seeds

Grow White Borage Herbs from freshly harvested Borago Officinalis herb seeds. Borage is typically known as the beautiful flowering herb that produces blue flowers. But you might be surprised that there is a white variety of the same lovely flower! The plants grow to a mature height of roughly 12 to 24 inches tall and can spread a good 2 feet in width. The flowers are attractive, as are the stems and leaves.

The flowers are known to attract bumblebees and honeybees and can easily be grown in large pots and containers, or directly in the garden as well. The plants are categorized as annuals and are grown for a single season. They will wither with the first frost, but can return the following year if the seeds are collected from spent blooms. You might also consider purchasing Blue Borage to grow them both!

Sowing The Seed

Borage seeds are best established directly outdoors, when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Prepare the sowing area by removing all unwanted plant life and weeds. Scatter your seeds to the surface of the soil, pressing each seed into the earth about 1/8” under topsoil. It is crucial that the seeds receive direct sunlight to properly germinate.

Growing Conditions

Borage herbs will enjoy an area that receives full sunlight for the majority of the day, with temperatures of at least 70F. The soil should be rich in organic matter, but also well drained. To improve drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas that consist of hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily with a mist setting or other light water setting to avoid overwatering and/or disturbing the seeds.

Germination & Growth

Your Borage will begin to show life within as little as 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a mature height of about 12 to 24 inches tall and can take up a fair amount of space. Space each plant roughly 12 inches apart from one another. Harvest young leaves for their cucumber flavor, adding them to salads through the summer months. The flowers can also be used as a garnish and are also popularly used in floral arrangements and bouquets as well. Attracts butterflies.

Common Questions

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.

Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.

Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.

Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.

Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.

 

You may be interested in our article "What are Hybrids, GMO's & Heirlooms?"

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