Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Transplanting Borage

Borage in container
 I read that Borage can't be transplanted, so needs to be grown from seed in situ.  This plant was at the local farmer's market in a small container.  Looked droopy.  I planted in a larger container, gave some TLC (code name for Miracle-Gro 1/4 teaspoon per gallon, with each watering) and had it on the deck.  It filled in and now is covered with flower buds.

Since it survived that transplanting, I think it will survive being planted in the iris bed.  I was gentle with flipping it out if the pot.  Tried not to disturb roots.

I read this is a great bee plant.  There are others nearby, almost in bloom.  This was a challenge I wanted to try.
Borage planted in Iris bed.

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