too late for planting seed

rober49(5 St Louis)July 30, 2014

I found some basil, borage, & arugula seed. I'd especially like the arugula & borage to mature enough to reseed itself.
is it too late for this year? if it is i'll just sow the arugula & borage this fall for next year.

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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

You can definitely sow the arugula. It's very fast maturing (around a month or so). I would say it's probably a little late for basil but it's worth a shot. Not sure about the borage.


    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 1:41PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Borage will be fine. It's a hardy rampant self sowing annual. If you sow now it may overwinter as a small plant and flower next year.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 10:16AM
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msmarieh(Z5/N IL)

Borage will not overwinter in zone 5, but it certainly will self seed. I would guess it would set seed prior to winter, depending on how early your frost hits.

I would throw the seed down. There's a perfectly good chance some of the seeds would wait til next spring to sprout anyway.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 11:50AM
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