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Borage
Plant Care Instructions By john noble

Borage is an easy annual herb to grow from seed. Will generally reseed itself, it's a beautiful magical plant.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

        Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

    • Sow Seeds

        Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    • Water

        Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    • Mulch

        Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

  • February
    • Buy

        Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

    • Sow Seeds

        Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    • Water

        Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    • Mulch

        Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

    • Sow Seeds

        Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    • Water

        Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    • Mulch

        Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

    • Water

        Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

  • May
    • Prune

        Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

    • Harvest

        Harvest seed for planting next Fall.

  • June
    • Prune

        Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

    • Harvest

        Harvest seed for planting next Fall.

  • July
    • August
      • September
        • October
          • Water

              Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

        • November
          • Buy

              Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

          • Plant

              Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

          • Sow Seeds

              Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

          • Water

              Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

        • December
          • Buy

              Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

          • Plant

              Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

          • Sow Seeds

              Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

          • Water

              Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

        • Winter
          • Spring
            • Summer
              • Fall
                • Buy

                  When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                  • January

                    Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • February

                    Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • March

                    Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • April

                    Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • November

                    Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • December

                    Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

                • Plant

                  When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                  • January

                    Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • February

                    Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • March

                    Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • April

                    Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • November

                    Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

                  • December

                    Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

                • Sow Seeds

                  When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                  •  May
                  •  Jun
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                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • January

                    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                  • February

                    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                  • March

                    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                  • November

                    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                  • December

                    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                • Fertilize

                  When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                  • Water

                    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
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                    •  May
                    •  Jun
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                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • January

                      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                    • February

                      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                    • March

                      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                    • April

                      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                    • October

                      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                    • November

                      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                    • December

                      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                  • Prune

                    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
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                    • May

                      Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

                    • June

                      Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

                  • Mulch

                    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
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                    • January

                      Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

                    • February

                      Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

                    • March

                      Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

                  • Protect

                    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                    • Pest/Disease Inspection

                      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                      •  Sep
                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Treat for Pest/Disease

                        How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                        • Transplant

                          When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                          • Propagate

                            When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                            • Harvest

                              When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                              •  May
                              •  Jun
                              •  Jul
                              •  Aug
                              •  Sep
                              •  Oct
                              •  Nov
                              •  Dec
                              • January

                                Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

                              • February

                                Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

                              • March

                                Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

                              • April

                                Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

                              • May

                                Harvest seed for planting next Fall.

                              • June

                                Harvest seed for planting next Fall.

                            • Special requirements

                              Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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