The photo above was taken during week 9 of my 2010 growing season - such a sight to behold, I think.

I started this blog initially to have a web site where people can access my class handout (which can be found in 'pages' under the cover photo at the top of the page) I will also attempt to record my adventures in flax growing, processing, spinning, weaving, researching, teaching of classes, etc.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This year's flax is sown - May 13, 2014

The allotment plot where I grow my flax has been waterlogged since the snow left. It was really still too wet to sow the seeds but it is already two weeks late and I won't have another chance for another week. I had the opportunity of adding about 15 wheelbarrow loads of triple mix to help raise my bed a bit.  It was 25 degrees and humid, so I had to keep resting in the shade because I get overheated exerting myself under those conditions.  Thank goodness for a good breeze. 

I was going to wait till cooler evening temps and less wind to so, but after I heard thunder I thought I had better get it done before the rain.  I sowed the seed at double the normal rate of 1.5 grams per sq foot because my supplier told me it wasn't last year's seed and they hadn't had a chance to check the germination rate.

My plot this year is almost 14' x 8', so 105 sq ft, 12 sq yd (rounding off). and I used 300 grams of seed.

Once the seedlings are up a bit, I will post a picture, hopefully next week.

1 comment:

  1. I am following your activities with interest. One day I hope to grow my own flax to spin into linen!