With it’s slender stems and beautiful, upturned flowers, Flax gives the Cottage garden it’s true character.
As a self seeding annual it is almost maintenance free and once planted will delight for years each Spring and Summer.
To harvest the linseeds as a food is reasonably convenient and it cleans well due to their smooth nature. It must be fully mature though, as the immature seed can be toxic.
We consume the seeds on cereal or baked in bread and biscuits for it’s ‘absorbing’ ability as well as helping to remove any heavy metals from the body.
As a ‘seed crop’, it mixes well with ‘Chia’, ‘Plantain’ and ‘Sunflower’ and as a garden plant it mixes well with all of the occupants of the garden.
100 fresh seeds
Degree of difficulty in germination…..4/10 (1 is easy – 10 very difficult) Seasonal