Flax Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Will do OK in poor soil, prefers well drained loam
Full sun to light shade
Hardy when established.
Mix a light application of a balanced organic fertiliser into the soil prior to planting
Single Plants: 12cm (4") each way (minimum)
Rows: 12cm (4") with 15cm (5") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow seeds in autumn and spring. Avoid excessively hot or cold periods for sowing. Flax seedings are only frost tolerant to about -3°C (27°F)
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Harvest ripe seeds just before they shatter. Flowers and leaves are edible. Flowers attract beneficial insects
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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