Otis Cat Is Gardener Extraordinaire

Hi! Otis here!

Momma continues to work hard in the garden and guess what? I am here to help! Or at least keep her company.

First, we stuffed out the weeds by using the paper grocery bags we’ve saved all winter, then we added 3 more strawberry plants to the 4 we already had.

Momma also planted Borage seeds in the strawberry patch.

Borage (also known as Starflower) is edible. The leaves AND the flowers are edible. Borage is a great companion plant for strawberries because they attract pollinators to pollinate the strawberries.

Here is a little seedling just starting in our garden.

Guess what else Borage does? It attracts insects that eat other insects that would otherwise ruin your strawberry plants! How’s that for purrfect!

PLUS, planting Borage near your strawberry plants will cause your strawberries to have better flavor, increased berry production and adds extra trace minerals into the soil which the strawberry plant sucks up making the berries have more nutrients for you!

Holy cow! Borage is the bomb.

Here I am helping out.

This post is participating in Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge ~ If you like flowers, you have just got to check out Cee’s blog!

Thanks for stopping by and we’ll talk to you real soon!

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13 thoughts on “Otis Cat Is Gardener Extraordinaire

  1. You’re a great helper, Otis. I also learned about the borage plant and I had no idea what great work they do.

    Have a purrfect weekend, Otis. My best to your mom. ♥

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  2. That is a great way to repurpose those bags…note to self…forget the plastic bags and use PAPER! (Though we use those other bags for doggy poop patrol…)

    We learned something h=new here today, Otis! Thanks for teaching us about borage. Companion planting is a good way to do organic gardening!

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    1. We love the brown bags, we also use the brown paper that sometimes comes in Amazon packages as well as newspaper. Glad we were able to introduce the Borage plant. We only learned of it last year ourselves. Have a wonderful weekend!

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