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Beautiful Borage at Canara Farm

Hi and welcome to the latest blog from our very special market garden, at Canara Farm, Mylor. Today Pete will be talking about the borage flowers currently in season and available to order.

Blue and White Borage Plants

” 5 or 6 years ago we planted some bedding plants by the poly tunnels partly for decoration for when people come to visit and also to attract pollinating insects. Amongst the range of plants were some blue borage and some quite rare white borage which have self-seeded and now we leave the beds to grow each year. ”

Flower beds by the poly tunnels

” Borage is completely edible from stalk to flower and it can be used for decorative purposes or when cooking soups and preserves or making beverages such as lemonade or cocktails. They can also be candied in the old Victorian style with egg white and sugar. “

Pink and Blue Borage flowers

” The interesting thing that I have found about growing the blue borage is that if it grows in a little bit of hard ground, or if it struggles somehow from perhaps a little bit of dryness, the flowers turn into this beautiful pink colour and you can get all the shades in between. “

Mixed colour Borage punnet

We hope you have enjoyed reading about the borage flowers available from the farm. These lovely flowers are picked fresh to order so please contact the sales team if you would like some. We can supply blue, limited white and limited mixed colour punnets. See you soon.