Borage Has Many Uses

Borage Has Many Uses

Borage is a tall, attractive plant, often grown in flowerbeds with bright blue star-shaped edible flowers. Also known as “starflower,” the borage herb is a beautiful perennial with blue flowers that self-seed. Its flowers are cucumber-flavored, and all parts of the plant, except the roots, have medicinal or culinary uses. This plant is best grown…

Experimenting with Vegetable Gardening
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Experimenting with Vegetable Gardening

The marigolds, calendula and alyssum that were planted as tomato companion plants are doing well. As the blooms of the alyssum started to fade, I cut them back and now the new growth is looking good. My marigolds, which attract many beneficial insects, appear to be attracting earwigs as well. Greetings fellow gardeners,  Summer continues…

Veggie Bites – Layered Bulb Planter, Container Garden
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Veggie Bites – Layered Bulb Planter, Container Garden

I decided that I wanted to try a bulb ‘lasagna’ planter. These planters are often featured on my favourite British gardening shows. I removed over half the dirt from the planter and put my bulbs in layer on layer like a lasagna. Greetings fellow gardeners, In Veggie Bites Twenty-eight I had mentioned that I would…

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