Flax Golden - Salt Spring SeedsRegular price $4.00
The seeds of this variety are very high in Omega-3 fatty acids. They are not as mucilaginous as other varieties and are scrumptious eaten out of hand or added directly to bread, muffins or cereals. The plants have very pretty blue flowers about knee high that appear daily only to disappear until the next day's glorious display. 400 seeds.
Plant as early in spring as the ground can be worked. Grains don't require very fertile soil. Too much nitrogen may cause plants to fall over (lodge) in wind or rain. For best yields, sow in rows the first year. In subsequent years, the seed may be broadcast. Plant seeds about an inch (2.5 cm) apart and cover lightly. Harvest when the grain is fully ripe by picking or cutting individual heads. Alternately, stems can be cut when 50% yellow, tied into sheaves and leaned together in stock to cure for a week or two. Thresh by hand rubbing or foot stomping.