When do you harvest flax seed?

Friday, July 27, 2012
Flax seed bollsFALL IS PRIME TIME FOR HARVESTING FLAXSEED

As you can see in the picture, the flax is ready to harvest.  The flax seeds are found in the bolls on the plant.  We are beginning to swathe our flax today.  This is a little early as it is normally done in August.  Everything is early this year because of the warm spring.  Field work was done ahead of schedule this spring, which also makes harvesting ahead of schedule.

After the flax lays in a windrow for a couple of days to allow the weeds to dry out, we will begin to combine it. Flax is usually a fairly weedy field for us as we use no chemicals on it. We will store the flax seed until we are ready to clean it this winter.

Trivia:  Each boll contains 8 - 10 seeds.




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