- Cucumber flavoured leaves are used like mint in drinks, salads
and pickles. Violet or blue star shaped flowers attract bees.
Seed direct into garden. Prefers dry sunny location, but will
tolerate poor soil. Stocks can be peeled and steamed as a vegetable.
Companion plant to squash, beans, tomatoes and strawberries.
Neither drying nor freezing produces consistent quality products
but can be used to flavour vinegar or oil.
Maturity: 80 days Habit: Hardy Annual Preservation: