Yes you can grow your own linen/flax fibre and delicious ‘superfood’ linseeds even at a backyard (or even container) scale. Flax grows as an annual on a small bushy/herbaceous plant up to 1m tall. It has beautiful blue/white/pinkish flowers that bees love and can be a very attractive ornamental. If you want to harvest it for flax fibre it is the plant stems that you use (you can even use natural stems as a garden twine). Or you can wait for the flowers to be pollinated, and turn into small roundish seedpods which are easy to harvest by hand for your very own homegrown linseeds. This is a Japanese variety of flax which is known to have the highest healthy omega 3 content. We grow ours in a mixed food forest. It will grow without irrigation even in relatively poor soils.
Plant: Full sun. Broadcast seeds on exposed soil and rake in.
Seed Count: Approx. 100