Common annual flax has a rounded stem that reaches up to 2 feet tall and begins growth in early spring. The light green leaves are lanceolate and grow alternately from the STEM and branches. Their” true sapphire”, self-pollinated flowers are funnel-shaped with five petals. They bloom in after spring to after summer and pass away in a single day, revealing a pea-sized capsule containing 10 clearly separated seeds. When the pods are dry, they turn golden and can be harvested. These small, flat, brown to Golden Seeds gel together when wet, just like chia. In large masses, where conditions are good, flax plants self-sow and return the next spring.
Culinary, the seeds are used whole, ground into powder and pressed into oil. Linseed oil is the basis of many oil paints, and is also one of the most popular furniture and wood oils. The leftover flour left over from the production of linseed oil is used to feed animals and absorb commercially sold animal food in bulk. The sapphire flowers of the flax plant are also edible and are used in sweets as decoration. The flower is used to make paint. The whole organism is processed and processed into fiber linen.
Flax also has medicinal uses. Not only is it a dietary medicine, but it is also grown commercially to treat osteoporosis and support healthy blood glucose levels. Tea from flax seeds with lemon and honey is appreciated by medicinal plants. Seeds accompany delicious whole grain bread, biscuits and tortillas, adding fatty acid to meals. Ground nutritious seeds are also great as an egg substitute for vegan diets. Just one tablespoon of flaxseed or flaxseed flour packs a mass full of nutrient content.
Before adding flax seeds to the soil, soak them. When developing a mucous carcass, spread them on the surface of the soil, either directly in the garden or in an apartment. A spoon will cover a 10 square foot, or 1 square foot plot of land. If you sow directly, remove the weeds and sow in early spring 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost.
For apartments, gently transfer young seedlings from your garden to a table, adding dirt to level the area. Since flax seedlings can bind to the root, be careful not to disturb the root ball. Gently rake the sown seeds directly into the garden. The place you choose needs full sun, with moist, loamy, fertile soil that drains well. Flax will also grow very well in a well-placed and well-filled container. Use a pot suitable for the roots. A large planter will give you space for a flaxseed flower color and a decent harvest.
Sun and temperature
Flax loves full sun, with at least 6 to 8 hours of direct light exposure per day. It grows in USDA hardness zones 5 to 9, in a temperature range of 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Flax will grow and bloom best in cold weather, but can withstand lows in the mid-20s and highs in the 90s for short periods.
At temperatures above 100 degrees, flax reduces pollen production. If you expect a quick freezing in the spring, grow flax plants under Frost burlap. Excessive heat reduces seed development. A shade cloth can help seed production in high heat.
Water and humidity
Water regularly and keep the soil moist around the flax. Water daily in dry weather at the base, moistening the roots, and not the leaves. Once established, they do not need much water. During the growth period, watering every few weeks. This drought-tolerant cereal does not like wet feet. So, if it rains heavily in a season, do not add additional water. Use soaking hoses or drip irrigation.