Growing borage will benefit the rest of your garden by attracting lots of bees.
Photo by Karen Shelton/Alternative Nature Herbals
Borage, a cucumber-flavored herb, is a great addition to your kitchen garden. The plant’s bright blue flowers attract lots of bees, which will help pollinate your crops. Growing borage won’t demand much from you either; it reseeds vigorously, so you can leave seedlings in the garden where you want them and pull the rest.
Some people use borage as a tea or in salads. My plants serve clouds of bees all summer long, even some leafcutter bees.
Bees will not hurt you on purpose; they are too busy to pay much attention to you.