(Linum usitatissimum) Annual in the Flax Family, native to Asia. Winnowy plants with slender leaves, to 3′ high, with lovely blue flowers. Perhaps the oldest cultivated crop. Nutritive seeds high in Omega3 fatty-acids. Stalks used to make linen. Easy to grow and process for seeds. Drought-tolerant.
Planting suggestions: Thrives on poor soils, including heavy clays. Full sun. Sow before or after the Final Frost. Broadcast the seed over an area and don’t bother to thin. Don’t sow in flats for transplanting. Seeds are ready when the pods rattle. Threshing and winnowing is easily accomplished. We have used a colander, and pouring bucket-to-bucket in front of a fan, or in a reliable wind.
Contains 200 seeds