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Borage – 100 Grams

525 EGP

Brands: Sativa Seeds

Description

Sativa Seeds – Borage  – 100 grams (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)

Germination Rate: 91%

Origin: Italy 

 

Borage is a type of herb of that is native to the Italy. It is a very fragrant variety with large, dark green leaves. Borage is often used in Italian cooking .

It is amenable to cultivation in agricultural cultivation and is also adapted to tree planting and open land

Type: Genovese.

Seeds tested for exemption from Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Borage icum, downy mildew, Rhizoctonia solani,

Colletotrichum geosporioides, Erwinia spp., Pseudomonas spp., Dodder.

Long internodes, leaves are oval, bright-green colored and without any mint scent.

Recommended for greenhouse productions even if it adapts itself to pot cultivation.

It is proposed in raw seeds per gr, and in multiples of 6-8 seeds each.

 

 Borage leaves are very famous in Italian cuisine and are used in many recipes due their distinctive taste. Its leaves are oval of medium size, with a brilliant-green colored and has a perfectly balanced scent without any mint smell (no traces of metilcavicolo)

It is widely used, and its powerful flavor makes it one of the most popular herbs on the planet. Borage is a delight to the senses and well worth growing in your herb garden.

It is also characterized by its therapeutic benefits and helps digestion greatly, in addition to many vitamins and salts, it promotes the health of the digestive system and cleanses the intestines.

It helps treat anemia, contains a large amount of antioxidants which reduces the risk of oxidative stress, lowers blood sugar levels, helps reduce depression and its symptoms and stress, and helps relax your mind greatly.  

Sowing and Growing

Sowing and Growing:

Borage is a relatively easy herb to grow and is a great addition to any garden. It is also a good choice for container gardening.

 

Plant directly in the soil: 

Borage can be planted directly in open fields, but it is important to choose a location that receives full sun and has well-drained soil. The soil should be amended with compost or other organic matter before planting. Borage seeds can be sown directly in the ground about 1 cm deep. 

The seeds will germinate in about 7-10 days. Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them to 20 cm apart.

Borage plants need regular watering, especially during hot weather. They should also be fertilized every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer. Borage plants are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, so it is important to inspect them regularly.

With proper care, Borage plants will grow well in open fields and produce a bounty of delicious leaves.

  • Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • The soil should be well-drained and have a pH of 6.0-7.0.
  • Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter before planting.
  • Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep and 1 inch apart.
  • Thin the seedlings to 6-8 inches apart once they have emerged.
  • Water regularly, especially during hot weather.
  • Fertilize every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Inspect the plants regularly for pests and diseases.

 

Planting in seedling trays:

Borage can be easily started from seed indoors in seedling trays. To do so, fill the trays with a well-draining potting mix and sow the seeds 1 cm deep. The seeds will germinate in about 7-10 days. Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them to 6-8 inches apart.

The best soil type for Borage is a well-draining, loamy soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. The soil should be amended with compost or other organic matter before planting.

 

  1. Prepare your soil mix and put 2 seeds in the plug of the seedling trays at 1 cm depth.
  2. Spray the seeds and cover them with a plastic case to accelerate the germination process, don’t forget to make holes in the plastic case for the seeds to breathe.
  3. To transplant the seedlings, carefully remove them from the seedling trays and transplant them into the farm. 
  4. Water the seedlings well and keep them in a sunny area.
  5. Borage plants need regular watering, especially during hot weather. The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy.

Here are some additional tips for growing Borage:

  • Harvest the leaves as needed.
  • Pinch off the flower buds to encourage leaf production.

 

Fertilizing

Borage fertilizing depends on the plant’s age, weather, and the type of soil. Young plants may not need to be fertilized, but older plants will benefit from a light application of a balanced fertilizer every week.

The best fertilizers for Borage are those that are high in nitrogen and phosphorus. These nutrients help the plants to grow and produce leaves.

There are several different types of fertilizers that can be used on Borage, including liquid fertilizers, granular fertilizers, and slow-release fertilizers. The type of fertilizer that you choose will depend on your personal preference and the type of soil that you have.

When fertilizing Borage, it is important to follow the directions on the fertilizer label. Over-fertilizing can damage the plants.

Some Plant Needs

Type: Herb (Genovese)

Pot size: 15 – 50 cm

Maturity Days:40 Days

Planting: November – October

Planting Depth: 1 cm

Plant Distances: 15 cm – 50 cm 

Preferred Soil when Transplanting: 70% Cocopeat 10% Vermiculite 5% Perlite 15% Plant Compost

Germination period: 3 – 15 Days

Preferred Soil when Planting: 60% Cocopeat 7% Vermiculite 3% Perlite 15% Plant Compost

Light: Full sun

PH: 5.5 – 6.5

Electrical Conductivity (EC): 1.4 – 2.3 

Total Dissolved Salts (TDS): 1152 – 1472

Color: Green

 

  • Borage is a warm-weather crop grown both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Borage is a plant that grows upwards, and some methods can be followed to change how it grows. It can be directed to grow horizontally instead of growing vertically and this is called lateral growth.
  • This means that if growers clip the stem right above those lateral buds, they will be triggered to grow out. There are two ways growers can increase the production of that branch. When pruning, snip the stem right above the lateral buds. (Not at the base of the plant.) If you prune a Borage plant correctly, you’ll see an increase in yield each time you harvest for the first three harvests at about weeks 5, 8, and 11.
  • Allow the herb to receive lots of sunlight and warm air. The lemony-sweet scent of Borage is unattractive to aphids, mites, and hornworms, keeping them away from your other herbs and plants.
  • It is widely used in many cuisines and is a key ingredient in many recipes, drinks, and smoothies. 
  • You can also dry or freeze Borage leaves throughout the summer.
  • Borage benefits
  • It’s easy to grow. Borage is a relatively easy herb to grow, even for beginners. It can be grown indoors or outdoors, and it doesn’t require a lot of space.
  • It’s versatile. Borage can be used in a variety of dishes, both savory and sweet. It’s a popular ingredient in Italian cooking, but it can also be used in salads, sandwiches, and even desserts.
  • It’s delicious. Borage has a fresh, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with many different foods. It’s a great way to add flavor to your dishes without adding a lot of calories or fat.
  • It’s good for you. Borage is a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect your body against damage from free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body.
  • It’s beautiful. Borage plants are attractive and can add a touch of color to your garden or patio. They’re also a great way to attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.
  • If you’re looking for a delicious, versatile, and easy-to-grow herb to add to your garden, Borage is a great choice. With its many benefits, both culinary and medicinal, Borage is a must-have for any home cook or gardener.
  • Here are some additional benefits of planting Borage:
  • Attracts pollinators: Borage plants attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, which helps to improve pollination and crop yields.
  • Repels pests: Borage plants can repel pests, such as mosquitoes, flies, and aphids.
  • Improves soil quality: Borage plants can help to improve soil quality by adding nitrogen and other nutrients.
  • Dries well: Borage leaves dry well, so they can be easily stored for later use.
  • Variety of colors: There are many different varieties of Borage, each with its own unique color and flavor.

 

Borage Leaves Health Benefits

Borage Leaves Health Benefits

  • Borage contains antioxidants which fight diseases and help protect the body tissues against free radical damage.
  • It has cancer fighting properties. 
  • Boosts the immune system. 
  • Can also fight against viruses. 
  • Promotes heart health. 
  • Protect against bacterial infection. 
  • Helpful in combating stress 
  • Regulates normal liver functions.
  • Fortifies the digestive and nervous system and can be a good remedy for headaches and insomnia.
  • Borage’s powerful oil helps cleanse the skin from within
  • Helps fighting depression.
  • Diabetes Management

 

  • Antioxidants: Borage leaves are a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Borage leaves have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a natural response to injury or infection, but it can also be chronic and contribute to the development of diseases such as arthritis and heart disease.
  • Digestive health: Borage leaves can help improve digestion. They contain compounds that can help relax the muscles in the digestive tract and promote the flow of bile, which helps break down fats.
  • Blood sugar control: Borage leaves may help improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. They contain compounds that can help slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.
  • Mood: Borage leaves may have mood-boosting effects. They contain compounds that can help increase levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with mood.
  • Immunity: Borage leaves may help boost the immune system. They contain compounds that can help fight off infection and protect the body from disease.
  • Skin health: Borage leaves may be beneficial for skin health. They contain compounds that can help fight acne and protect the skin from damage from the sun. 
  • Borage contains antioxidants which fight diseases and help protect the body tissues against free radical damage.
  • It has cancer fighting properties. 
  • Boosts the immune system. 
  • Can also fight against viruses. 
  • Promotes heart health. 
  • Protect against bacterial infection. 
  • Helpful in combating stress 
  • Regulates normal liver functions.
  • Fortifies the digestive and nervous system and can be a good remedy for headaches and insomnia.
  • Borage’s powerful oil helps cleanse the skin from within
  • Helps fighting depression.

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