15 STARFLOWER / BORAGE seeds (Borago...
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Borage, straflower or Borago officinalis is an annual plant of the family Boraginaceae.
It measures 20 to 80 cm tall, its flowers are blue.
Leaves of starflower are alternate.
Borage seeds are brown and oval the size of those of pomegranate or papaya.
The entire plant is covered with short, firm hairs that make it rough to the touch.
Borage is a hardy melliferous plant that attracts many pollenizers including bees.
Borage is used to relieve breathing problems. (just like lemon eucalyptus or purple coneflower)
Fresh borage juice is also used as an antiseptic against skin irritation.
Borage flowers are sometimes consumed in the form of tea or salad.
Borago officinalis also treats premenstrual pain, rheumatism, eczema and skin conditions.
To keep aphids away, one can use borage flowers.
They effectively make the attacks of aphids on the plants of the garden.
Sowing borage seeds:
To start, soak the seeds in warm water for 12 hours.
Then sow Borago officinalis seeds 3 or 4 in pots separately under 3 to 4 millimeters of fine sowing potting soil.
Then place the growing pots under a mini-greenhouse and water with a hand-held sprayer.
Germination of borage seeds will take place after 2 to 3 weeks.
once the seeds have germinated, transplant the seedlings when the size is 4 to 5 cm in height.
Do not consume without medical advice.
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