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Teaser: An ideal green manure. Smothers weeds when established, protects soil and provides valuable forage for pollinating insects.
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An ideal green manure. Smothers weeds once it is established, protects soil and provides valuable forage for pollinating insects and honey bees in particular. Take time to prepare a firm but fine textured seedbed. Irrigate if rain is sparse during establishment. Buckwheat does poorly in soil that tends to stay wet. When using buckwheat as a green manure, it is best to turn the crop in within 7-10 days of the onset of flowering. This will prevent seed from maturing, subsequently germinating and creating 'volunteer' buckwheat plants when and where they are no longer needed.  Sow 52 kg/ha (48 lbs/acre).

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Product Code 6695
How To Grow Plant in the spring after the danger of frost has passed. Seed can also be planted later in the summer about 4 weeks before your first frost date. Broadcasting seed (at double the recommended rate) on a prepared seed bed then raking it in is an option but drilling the seed at 1.25 - 2.5 cm (1/2- 1") deep will result in a better stand and more efficient use of seed.
Blooming Season Begins Early Summer
Life Cycle Annual
Propagation Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer
Days to Emergence 3 to 5
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Bushy
Height Medium %2850 to 70 cm%29%2820%22 to 28%22%29
Frost Tolerance Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Introduced Species
Family Name Polygonaceae
Latin Fagopyrum esculentum
Suggested uses. Erosion control. Green manure. Honey bee plant. Wildlife cover plant. Attracts beneficial insects.
 
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