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Offline Peanut

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Borage
« on: April 25, 2016, 04:50:40 PM »
I just got 2lbs of borage seed. Before the rain the other night I ran a gang disk over about an acre with no angle on the disks. I just wanted to crack the sod open. Anyone have tips on borage? How to sow etc. Thanks in advance.  :smile:

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Re: Borage
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 12:20:28 AM »
No one spoke up so I had to go with what I could find on the net. I sowed 1.6 pounds on about 2 acres. The other .4lbs I sowed in a 10ft X 50ft strip between my hives. I also hand spread 200lbs of crushed volcanic rock on top of the seed and ran the gang disk over both spots. Supposed to rain in the next 24hrs, fingers crossed.

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Re: Borage
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 12:53:06 AM »
Sorry, didnt see the post!!!   I spread a mixed seed with Borage, Sainfoin, Crimson clover, White clover and a smattering of buckwheat over about six acres..   I sprayed the field with roundup in the fall, disked in the spring and then used a spreader to broadcast the seed. It looked fair to midling last year, this will be the second year, so we will see if it looks any better in a few weeks.
39 Hives and growing.  Havent found the end of the comfort zone yet.

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Re: Borage
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 03:11:45 PM »
I'm watching the both of yall through the cracks. I bought 5 acres across the road, then bought a tractor, (sigh). My goal is to plant as much bee forage as possible.
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Re: Borage
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2016, 01:36:10 AM »
For this year I already have 6 acres of crimson and hop clover in bloom, I took this photo about 10 days ago. The bees are eating it up! Borage is an annual that blooms for 3 months. I wanted about 2 acres of blooms for the in between times. This afternoon I got about 2 inches of rain. Hopefully the germination rate will be high on the seed I've sown. :smile:

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Re: Borage
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 01:44:03 AM »
Sorry, didnt see the post!!!   I spread a mixed seed with Borage, Sainfoin, Crimson clover, White clover and a smattering of buckwheat over about six acres..   I sprayed the field with roundup in the fall, disked in the spring and then used a spreader to broadcast the seed. It looked fair to midling last year, this will be the second year, so we will see if it looks any better in a few weeks.

Post a pic when it comes up... lets see how it looks.  :smile:

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Re: Borage
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 08:12:04 AM »
Is it too late to plant borage around here?
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