Flax Growing Guide

Flax, also known as Linseed

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Will do OK in poor soil, prefers well drained loam

Position

Full sun to light shade

Frost tolerant

Hardy

Feeding

None generally needed.

Companions

Potatoes. Potatoes and carrots

Spacing

Single Plants: 12cm (4") each way (minimum)
Rows: 12cm (4") with 15cm (5") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow seeds year round
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Harvesting

Harvest ripe seeds just before they shatter. Flowers and leaves are edible. Flowers attract beneficial insects

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Flax