Borago

Borage

Appears in

Honey from a Weed

By Patience Gray

Published 1986

The azure flowers of borage, tasting of cucumber before cucumbers are ripe, are a delight in spring salads. The young plants are included in a dish of weeds in March (p 196). In the neighbourhood of Lleida in Catalonia borage is served as a vegetable and the young leaves in salad.

The plant leaps from the held into the garden, although originally, some say, it was a garden plant which became naturalized in the wild. When borage over-procreates in the garden, you chop it up with a zappa and use it as a mulch like comfrey.