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by dodge on June 12, 2006 01:56 PM
Any one use Borage?

Tell me about it . Is it an Herb? Is it invasive/

dodge

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by Wrennie on June 13, 2006 02:02 AM
It is an herb. It gets fairly large. You can cook & eat the leaves like spinach. I like its blue flowers. I've never heard of it being invasive. Its an annual. I've never had it reseed itself.

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by dodge on June 13, 2006 02:05 AM
Wrennie,,

Thanks.....I think it is so cute.....A friend said invasive......The friend is anti flowers.

NO loss.. Mine are growin nice.

dodge..;o)

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by weezie13 on June 13, 2006 03:12 AM
Mine reseed PROLIFICALLY, but nothing I can't
pull out of the beds when they emerge...

So, I do not mind them one bit when they're sprouting all over the place,
I give them
away to friends, neighbors, and give'em to the
boys to sell on the sidewalks.....

I loveeeeeee the bright blue flowers..
and they do attrack beneficial bees...

They can be ratherrrrrrrrr tall though......
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by dodge on June 13, 2006 03:34 AM
weeezie,

How nice........I have them in the veggie bed.. I hope they get like that...........

You have good ideas.
Thanks for sharing the photo.. I will send another when mine get tall.

dodge

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by netty on June 13, 2006 10:11 AM
Wow Weezie!! I've never seen Borage that tall!!
Mine reseed nicely, but I find that they are quite late to emerge. I've learned not to disturb the soil around them until I see how many are growing. My daughter likes to make ice cubes with the flowers in them.

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by dodge on June 13, 2006 10:17 AM
Then what does she do with the ice cube/

dodge [Smile]

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by netty on June 13, 2006 10:20 AM
She uses the ice cubes in her drinks. The flowers are edible and look really pretty.

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by weezie13 on June 13, 2006 11:36 AM
and you can sugar them and use them
on cakes....

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by dodge on June 13, 2006 12:22 PM
I sure hope we are talking of the same plant.

dodge

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by Deborah L. on June 13, 2006 02:04 PM
I haven't grown borage yet, but would like to.
I like to freeze peppermint leaves in ice cubes.
So nice in lemonade.

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by dodge on June 13, 2006 02:22 PM
Deb

Those are nice ideas......

Make your sodas look cool......Or whatever you mix......
Thanks

dodge

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by prairie village on June 13, 2006 04:47 PM
Hi,
I'd like to know which herbs do really well with hot dry weather in the summer and cold in the winter. I'm mostly looking for perenniels but some annuals would be nice.
Donna
by weezie13 on June 13, 2006 05:20 PM
Borage, Lavendar, Lemon Thyme, Chives,
Ornamental Onions, Lemon Balm..
alllllllll do very well here in my growing zone 5..
And I don't water them or baby them what~so~ever!!

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by dodge on June 14, 2006 01:58 AM
How about spearment/

Russian Sage
Any sage
Parsley sometimes
dodge

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by weezie13 on June 14, 2006 02:01 AM
Only the flowers are edible....

Nothing else on the plant, *ie: stems or leaves, like regular sages* are edible...

*****Alwayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyys be sure of what you are eating is edible before digesting...****

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by dodge on June 14, 2006 04:25 AM
Weezie

Wrong...... read this

http://www.gardenguides.com/herbs/borage.htm

i copied this and you can see it is different.

dodge

[critic]

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by weezie13 on June 14, 2006 04:44 AM
quote:
Originally posted by dodge:
How about spearment/

Russian Sage
Any sage
Parsley sometimes
dodge

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, Dodge,
I was talkin' about the Russian Sage above..

We'd been talking about putting flowers in the ice cubes, and you posted about Russian Sage, then Any Sage.. and mostly sages are leaves used,
so I wanted to make sure that NO one ate the leaves on the Russian Sage, although it's called a Sage, it's not an edible sage like most people think...
*only the flowers are edible on that kind*

I do know that the borage is edible..leaves and flowers... [thumb] [thumb] [thumb] [Wink] [flower] [grin] [thumb]

Thanks Dodge!!!

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by dodge on June 14, 2006 05:47 AM
weezie

I stand to be corrected.. [teacher]

Ok......

I agree.

dodge

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by weezie13 on June 14, 2006 07:31 AM
Thanks for clearifing it too..
That is always appreciated....
Sometimes I get to typin' or postin'
and if I miss a sentence or something..
It's always nice to go back over it
to be sure, absolutely..

Better to be safe than sorry, is my motto... [thumb] [thumb] [thumb] [angel]

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by dodge on June 14, 2006 07:46 AM
weezie

Ha ha

We all get carried away on here, and forget what topic were on.. Which I did.

It is still the best place to rest.. Forget your problems and reading about someone else's .. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

We know were real on here.. It is a beauty of a day here for a change ..We froze this weekend. And it didnt help the plants.

I tilled the garden and weeded , now I am taking chothes in .. Washed in the am.

dodge [flower]

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by tkhooper on June 19, 2006 06:46 AM
Those are great looking plants. It makes me think I want one. But then the question occurs where would I put it? lol.

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by dodge on June 19, 2006 10:16 AM
tkhooper

Put the plant in your garage??????

ha ha

Mine is snug against the ground in some and others are tall.....It is neat.

dodge [thumb]

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by snapdragon on June 19, 2006 01:59 PM
Some of the sages really bush out and do well year after year, but with the weird weather we've been having who could say this year. The mints also have a sick way of taking over your yard- be careful, if you want to keep them to one space Donna, sink the pot... it'll contain it for a year or two. Or simply line the area underground that you want it contained to. However, it is a rather fragrant smell when you mow! [Wink]

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by dodge on June 19, 2006 02:31 PM
snapdragon

[Mad] i agree with the mint story..

i brought home a few spearmints, from my sisters .......Good heavens did it take over in our cow pasture........I keep mowing them out of my yard.......

Yep smelly as heck when we mow......

Forget Spearmint....

dodge

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by Zenith on June 19, 2006 08:30 PM
dodge yes it's a herb.

Borage grows to a height of up to 1M.

It tastes like fresh cucumber and is used in salads, drinks and in soups. An infusion of the leaves makes a refreshing tea. The flowers can be added to salads and make beautiful crystallised decorations for cakes and desserts.

Spearmint
If you grow it in your garden it tends to go all over the place.
It has a matted creeping root system, sends up erect, square stems to about 2 feet high.
It can become invasive, so plant it in an area where it can be controlled and won't crowd out other garden plants.
The leaves and flowers are edible raw or cooked. A strong flavor, they are used in salads, flavouring cold soups, beverages and meats, together with thyme, spearmint is the most important culinary herb in Britain.

Sage
Sage Uses: In stuffings for poultry, fish, game and other meats; in sauces, soups and chowders, meat pies, sausage (so-sage!); in marinades; in barbecue sauces with rosemary and thyme. Use sparingly. For roast pork: with sharp knife, make slits in the skin 1/4-inch apart; brush with olive oil to which a handful of chopped or crushed leaves has been added. Excellent deep-fried as an appetizer or garnish (for chicken or pork, or squash soup), in Saltimbocca in which veal, prosciutto.

Hope that helps [Smile]
by dodge on June 20, 2006 01:48 AM
Zenith

(Your a good TV..;o) ))))

Thanks about Borage......I am taking my chance this season with it......Amongs the tomatoes right now ..It is supposed to enchanant the flavor. However I plow it under in the spring.

Thanks

dodge

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by weezie13 on June 20, 2006 01:59 AM
Dodge,
The plant will die in the fall,
as soon as it frosts..

You will only get babies in the spring,
if it reseeds....

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by dodge on June 20, 2006 04:37 AM
Weezie

Thats good........Let it die.

I think I have more seed...Will check.

I want to see if it does its work.

Dodge [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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by Deborah L. on July 03, 2006 09:18 AM
Dodge, I agree with ya on spearmint.
I don't know if it's just me, but it seems that when spearmint is young and tender, at the garden center, in a 4" pot, it's sweet and lovely.
Get it home, it matures, P.U. It becomes strong and rank. At least to me.
I just threw out my potted, rank, strong, outta control spearmint, and good riddance !
Apple mint on the other hand, retains its sweetness. At least to me.
I don't know how invasive it can be as I have it in a large pot. But I wouldn't trust any of the mint family outside of a container.

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by Deborah L. on July 03, 2006 09:19 AM
P.S. I wonder why apple mint is called apple mint?
It's just a milder spearmint scent.
I have a cinnamon basil that smells exactly licorice.
Go figure... [dunno]

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by dodge on July 03, 2006 10:29 AM
daaaaaaaaaaa
funny

dodge

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