Linum usitatissimum
is an annual utility plant which has been grown for at least 5000 years. Its origins are uncertain. Flax exists in wild, run wild and domesticated forms. Usitatissimum menans "˜very useful"™.
It usually grows 1 m tall and gets blue blossoms in July-August. The fibres are used for spun yarn after retting and drying and the seeds for oil-making and medicine and also for cooking and baking bread.

SOWING: Scatter the seeds in April-May, about 5 hg/100 m2, rake them down and pack the soil. Flax wants to grow in quite dry well-drained soil in full sun.

SEEDS: About 300 seeds/g.
Lin, ekofrö

Lin, ekofrö