Borage

$3.29

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Large, fuzzy, cucumber-scented leaves and vivid blue flowers attract bees all summer long. Usually grown for the bees and flowers, young leaves can be cooked like spinach or used in salads. Also known as the star flower because of the arrangement of its petals, the flowers have a light cucumber flavour and will stun with their vivid blue petals. A dramatic use is to make ice cubes with the petals frozen into them and drop into cold drinks. Borage seeds contain oils with the highest concentration (20% to 30%) of the fatty acid GLA, even higher than Evening Primrose. Altogether a versatile, attractive and useful herb, add starry blue flowers to salads, drinks, berry desserts for visual appeal. Borage may self sow. It is attractive to bumblebees that must buzz at a certain resonance to release a jet of pollen.

Approximately 104 Seeds

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing

Direct sow in mid- to late spring. Borage develops a delicate taproot, so it’s best direct sown where it is to grow. Borage does not transplant well. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 21°C (70°F). Seeds should sprout in 5-15 days.

Starting

Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep, and thin to 60cm (24″) apart. Borage will get large and fill in spaces between plants.

Growing

Borage is an un-fussy, self-sowing annual. To avoid self-sowing, the flower heads need to be picked regularly. Borage does best in full sun in well drained soil.

Harvest

Pick fresh flowers for freezing or drying for bouquets. Cut the fresh leaves during the summer to add to salads or spreads.

About West Coast Seeds

West Coast Seeds  was founded in 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our purpose is to source and supply seeds of a higher quality than have been available to home gardeners. Following the traditions of organic farming and gardening, untreated and certified organic seeds are our focus. West Coast Seeds is certified by the Pacific Agriculture Certification Society (Certification number 16-205).

 

Large, fuzzy, cucumber-scented leaves and vivid blue flowers attract bees all summer long. Usually grown for the bees and flowers, young leaves can be cooked like spinach or used in salads. Also known as the star flower because of the arrangement of its petals, the flowers have a light cucumber flavour and will stun with their vivid blue petals. A dramatic use is to make ice cubes with the petals frozen into them and drop into cold drinks. Borage seeds contain oils with the highest concentration (20% to 30%) of the fatty acid GLA, even higher than Evening Primrose. Altogether a versatile, attractive and useful herb, add starry blue flowers to salads, drinks, berry desserts for visual appeal. Borage may self sow. It is attractive to bumblebees that must buzz at a certain resonance to release a jet of pollen.

Approximately 104 Seeds

Additional Information

Weight .003 kg
Dimensions .2 × 8.3 × 13 cm
Seed Brand

West Coast Seeds

Seed Type

Herbs

SHIPPING

Orders placed before 2pm CST (Central Standard Time) Monday to Friday will be shipped out within 3 business days after we receive your payment. Orders placed on weekends or holidays will be processed out the next business day.

Conditions beyond our control may cause delays in delivery time (weather, strikes, etc.). Shipping time is thus not guaranteed. Should a significant delay occur, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 1-888-895-0032. Any errors or incomplete addresses can cause additional delays.

Should the delivery take longer than expected, we will notify you. Once the order has been shipped, the delivery time and the choice of carrier are based on the destination.

Is it possible to have my order delivered to another address than my own?
Yes, you can choose a different shipping address than the one from the billing address. You may only ship to one address per order.  If your order contains gifts or items that require shipping to multiple locations, you will need to place separate orders for each address.

ORDER TRACKING

Once an order has shipped, we’ll send you an e-mail with the tracking number. Just click on the link to take you to the carrier’s website to track the progress of your shipment. It may take 72 hours for your tracking number to be activated on our carrier’s site.

We do our best to ensure your items arrive in perfect condition. However, in the unlikely event that your box arrives in a damaged condition, please accept the delivery and contact us at [email protected] or by calling 1-888-895-0032 so that we can assist you.

Please note that if you refuse your order, or any part of it without our authorization, you will be responsible for all return shipping charges.

RETURNS

For purchases made online, we must receive your returned item(s) within 30 days from the date of shipment to be eligible for a refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

You can return your item(s) in one of two ways:

1)     Within 30 days, return your item(s) to our store location at 7800 Roblin Blvd, Headingley, Manitoba. Simply go to the cash desk, provide them with the item and your packing slip and/or receipt, and they will process the return to your original method of payment.

2)     If you’re unable to visit our store you can also send your items directly to us by mail.  You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. The value of goods will be refunded to your original method of payment within 3 business days of our receipt of returned goods. The original shipping charges are non-refundable.

Mail your item(s) to:
Shelmerdine Garden Centre Ltd
Attention: Returns
7800 Roblin Blvd
Headingley, MB  R4H 1B6

INDOOR PLANT SATISFACTION POLICY

Unsuccessful tropical house plants will be offered a one-time replacement with a new plant or gift card.
NO CASH REFUNDS.

TIME FROM DATE OF PURCHASE REPLACEMENT VALUE OFFERED
Up to 1 month 100% Replacement
Up to 3 months 50% Replacement
3-6 months 25% Replacement
Beyond 6 months No Replacement

Whether purchased in store or online, the plant and receipt must be brought back to our store at 7800 Roblin Boulevard. The plant will be assessed by our greenhouse team to determine cause and replacement value. Shelmerdine will not authorize replacements through emailed pictures or accept plants sent to us via courier for assessment.

*Bonsai, flowering indoor plants, air plants, patio tropicals, 2” plants and 4” plants are not covered under this policy.

RETURNING GIFTS

If the item was marked as a gift when it was purchased and shipped directly to you, you can return the gift using either method listed above.  Returns of gifts must be accompanied by the Packing Slip included in your gift. Whether returned in store or via mail, you’ll receive a Shelmerdine Gift Card for the value of the returned item, less the original shipping charges.

If the item was not marked as a gift when purchased, or if the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, the gift giver will receive a refund for the returned goods less the original shipping charges.

FASHION

Apparel, footwear, hats, purchases, jewelry and accessories returned within 21 days will be refunded onto a Shelmerdine Gift Card. All earrings, swimwear, and undergarments are FINAL SALE. For all other items, to be eligible for an exchange or Gift Card, the merchandise must be returned unworn, unaltered and unwashed with original tags attached. Items without original tags attached are non-refundable.

Red stickered fashion is considered final sale.

FINAL SALE ITEMS

We do not accept returns on the following items which are considered Final Sale:
Earrings and Jewelry sets which include earrings; Food and Edible Items, Items which require custom ordering and drop-shipping, sale items, clearance items, perishables, and gift cards.

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