Grow linen from flax

The next step in my ‘quest’ to see how yarn is produced is to grow flax and make linnen. Flax (Linum usitatissimum) grows from these small seeds and is supposed to grow quite well in soil and climate in West Europe.

An advantage of flax in comparison of cotton is that it requires less water and pesticides. Let’s see if this is also true growing it at home.

Tom van den Bogert @DrKnittyGritty