Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Companion Planting with Borage

There are many plant companion settings. Plants that help one another out by promoting healthier growth, warding off certain pests, and helping keep the soil's pH at a healthy level for the plants around them. Today we are going to talk a little about using borage as companion plants:

Borage is a pretty blue flower with hairy leaves that can be used as a salad green. It makes a great companion plant with nearly any plant that you might grow in your garden. Borage attracts predator type insects and honey bees while repelling many different types of pests. So grab a garden trowel and add this helpful plant where you need it most.

When planting companion plants together, keep in mind that even plants that help one another in other climates, soil conditions, etc. don't always get along, as we post about companion plants, be sure to always know that each garden will vary slightly from another and what works for some may not work in your garden.

What experiences have you had in planting and/or growing Borage?

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