Borage

Borage

This enthusiastic plant overflows with blue and pink starflowers that bees positively adore. The flowers taste like honeysuckle, and look great frozen inside ice cubes. In medieval times knights used to drink wine flavored with borage before going on their missions because the plant was thought to cheer the heart and bring courage. In modern-day Spain borage's leaves are sautéed and eaten alongside boiled potatoes.

Plant in a sunny spot and sow the seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inches deep in the ground.