Flax is sown from March 15 to April 15 and grows in 100 days.

Six weeks after sowing, the plant reaches a height of 10-15 cm, rising to 70-80 cm after two weeks. This elongation corresponds to the filling of the fibrous cells.

Flowering (around June 15) lasts about a week. That’s when this magnificent blue color comes into play. The color is ephemeral, disappearing a week later… The fibers will then reach their maximum length, and the seeds will form in the capsules over the next 15 days.

When harvested, the entire plant (including the root) is removed. Flax is an excellent starter crop for the cereals that follow. However, it requires a rotation of 5 to 6 years, as retting can cause disease problems if flax crops are returned to the land too quickly.