Results of feeding Borage plants pond water
Following up on an earlier post about gathering pond water for feeding plants. Disclaimer: I wasn’t able to follow my plan of feeding the plants fresh pond water every night. Fortunately though I hope the below animated graphic shows the depletion of nutrients at a very high rate (and onset of yellowing leaves). Borage plants, as far as I can tell, are very nutrient hungry. These plants, on a daily basis, grow and drop flowers. They are beautiful, tie dying from blue to pink. Assuming this generation is costly then we can accept the high nutrition requirements. Side note: Borage plants act much like Flax in how petals are grown and dropped fairly regularly (i.e., daily).
Unfortunately the pond water, for whatever reason, became clearer and I felt would not imbue the plants with health because the color of the water was lacking (just a tinge of green). Instead we can see the yellowing of leaves at three stages:
July 12th @ 8:05 PM –
July 13th @ 9:49 AM –
July 13th @ 7:57 PM –
This is not conclusive whatsoever and why I’ve started a small batch of Borage seeds! I am curious if in late-July the plants can be started and harvested.