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Buckwheat


 
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Attracts beneficial insects while it feeds the soil!
Price: $10.00 3 lbs.

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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a beautiful plant that has a number of uses in the garden.

Read the full article on the benefits of buckwheat here...

  • Attracts pollinators and beneficial insects.
  • Suppresses weeds through its allelopathic action; smothers weeds through its fast growing habit
  • Accumulates insoluble phosphorus for release to plants later
  • Grown as a cover crop and green manure crop
  • Excellent trap crop for thrips
  • Improves soil health by adding organic matter and nutrients, breaks up compacted soil, and prevents erosion
  • Make a beautiful "babies breath" type filler in cut flower arrangement. Long vase life.
24 to 48 inches tall
30-45 days to maturity
Not frost tolerant
Resistant to late blight
2 to 3 lbs per 1000 square feet

Buckwheat is ideal for sowing anytime soil is bare during the growing season. For example, after you've harvested your first crops, in beds you won't be planting, or in beds intended for fall crops. It is easy to kill / remove when you are ready for to plant the harvest crop.

Direct sow after danger of frost is past. Planting several successions in a season can be effective for eradicating persistent annual weeds. Buckwheat grows so quickly that it shades out many weeds before they have a chance to take hold.

To plant, scatter the buckwheat seeds over a raked, weed-free bed. Fast growing, buckwheat goes from seed to flower in six weeks, and produces more seeds in just 13 weeks.

To use as a green manure, "chop and drop" buckwheat or till it in.


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