This spring, I was charmed with the borage in My Victory Garden.  Bees adore borage and my garden hummed with the happy little workers.

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The borage volunteers that started from a single sickly plant four years developed world domination issues and grew over five feet tall.  It’s such a beautiful thug.

borage bed

I enjoyed taking pictures of it at dawn with the bronze fennel behind it.

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But, the charming blue flowers that are supposed to taste like cucumber, taste fishy to me.  So, I ripped it all out after dusk, so I didn’t have to contend with the happy bees.  And I feel much better now. Of course, I have a new batch of seedlings.  Does anyone want a free start of borage?  Let me know and I’ll tuck one aside for you.  The rest are landing into the compost heap.  Do you grow anything in your vegetable garden that you don’t enjoy eating?

borage closeup


Laura Heldreth

Laura Heldreth

Hello! My name is Laura Heldreth and most days you can find me playing in my kitchen and vegetable garden.

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