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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: All/ Matures 12-14/ Yield Seed 2-8; dry biomass 4-16+/ Spacing 4"
DAYS TO MATURITY: 72-80
SEED CODE: C
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 5-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION:
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2 - 1"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Plant early in the season in any good garden soil that is well drained. A thick stand will discourage branching - wider spacing will give more flowers and seeds. May be broadcast carefully into well-prepared soil and lightly raked in. It is often easier to broadcast seed evenly if it is mixed with a quantity of sand, soil or compost. Harvest plants when seed pods/bolls are dry.
BOTANICAL NAME: Linum usitatissimum
DESCRIPTION: We are pleased to have found a variety bred for specifically for fiber - while it was not breed for seed production the seeds are still edible. Flax is the source of linen and in colonial and pioneer times, was a standard homestead crop for making clothes, rugs, bedding and even rope. Because it is able to grow in shorter and colder-season areas than cotton, this is a more possible fiber crop for home use.