Top Questions About Borage Plants

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Questions About Borage Plants

Asked by
Family_Cat on
March 21, 2014

Q. Borage and lime

Does borage like lime? Two of my plants got clubroot so I thought I would lime the area and then plant borage there. Is that feasible?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
March 23, 2014
A.

Since borage grows is a wide range of soil pH, it should be able to adapt to the lime in the soil. Here's an article on growing borage: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/borage/borage-herb.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 10, 2015

Q. Saving Borage plant

I planted two Borage plants in the garden. One is broken. Is there a possibility to save the plant? The stem is left and a few leaves with some seed like flower starting, purple in colour.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Just trim away the broken stem.
You plant will grow just fine.
Here is a link about Borage.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/borage/borage-herb.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 19, 2015

Q. Borage pests

I´m new to gardening and have a question. I have a borage plant that is heavily infected with black lice. I think I have managed to kill most of the lice with nettle water and milk, but the plant is still not healthy. Is it a good idea to cut it back down to a small plant, or will it stop growing this season if I do? And should flowers that are done flowering be picked, or will the plant drop them by itself?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 20, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You can remove any yellow or brown plant material, but leave anything that is green.

As far as the flower, you can leave them or you can remove them. Either is fine and will not hurt the plant. Some people like to remove them to keep the plant looking more visually appealing.

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Asked by
bsteinel on
July 9, 2016
kent, oh

Q. Blown down Borage plants

Will blown down borage plants recover?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 10, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

You can cut back the Borage in mid summer by half of their size to encourage new flowering, so go ahead and do this now.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/borage/borage-herb.htm

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Asked by
sallyolguin22 on
April 3, 2018

Q. borage climate

what climate is best for borage

Answered by
MichiganDot on
April 3, 2018
A.

Borage is native to the Mediterranean so it likes full sun, loose, fast-draining soil and warmth. It dies to the ground after frost. Borage is grown as an annual but it self-sows if allowed to go to seed. Seed germinates best with soil temps of 50-75F. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/borage/borage-herb.htm

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