When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
- To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.
Planting: Sow seeds ¼ – ½ inch deep.Thin plants to stand 10 to 12 inches apart.
Care: Direct sow for best results as borage establishes a large taproot. DO NOT TRANSPLANT.
Harvest: Flowers can be picked as soon as they begin to bloom. Eat raw in a salad or dry for later use.
Special Instructions/Tips: Grow as a companion plant as borage repels japanese beetles and tomato hornworms.
Germination: 7 – 14 days
Days to Maturity: 50 – 80
Preferences: Moderate water, full sun, well-draining soil (will perform well in poor soil as well)