The Flax Bursts into Life but is in Terrible Danger

Getting flax to germinate is easy.  Keeping dogs and people off the seedlings is more of a challenge.
Getting flax to germinate is easy. Keeping dogs and people off the seedlings is more of a challenge.

Germinating flax seed is easy. It takes about a week at this time of year. We covered the seeds to protect them from birds but failed the anticipate the number of mammals tramping and bouncing over them gouging out geat ditches in the soil, so I have tried to make the patch more dog – and human – proof with ramshackle netting structures and a plea to passers by not to walk on the soil.

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