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Growing Borage, also Burrage, Bugloss

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23 Feb 11 (Australia - temperate climate)
I have heaps of self-sown borage. It looks very pretty, but has anyone found a use for it?
24 Feb 11 borage back at ya (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
If the borage has flowers still (mine was dying off a while ago), you can pick them. You can use many of them by using them in salads. Or you could use as a garnish. (The flowers are totally edible by the way.) When I was a kid, if we had special drinks or made a big bowl of punch, we would always put borage flowers in to pretty it up. An effective way to pick them is to pluck the flower by the black stamens/spikes. This way the flower comes away easily and leaves behind in green part of the plant. :)
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