DESCRIPTION :Generous packet for grain or cover cropping. Quick and easy spring or summer cover crop. Outstanding bee plant-attracts many beneficial insects. Composts quickly to build soil. Succulent foliage makes good forage for pets and livestock.
BOTANICAL NAME : Fagopyrum esculentum
DAYS TO MATURITY : 63-91
SEEDS PER PACKET: 2,600 seeds, 100 square feet
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 3-7
WHEN TO PLANT: Summer
PLANTING DEPTH: 1.5"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Broadcast seed in well-bug and composted beds in spring or early summer after the soil is warm. This is a quick growing plant. May be used as a "nurse crop" by hoeing small areas of open soil into the buckwheat bed and transplanting cabbage or other pest-susceptible crop into them. Buckwheat may be harvested for compost or turned in during the Fall. Frost will kill it. Matures in 9-13 weeks. Sow about one packets per 100 square feet.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: W, H/Matures 9-13/Harvest 1-4/Yield green 25-100, dry 2-6, grain 4-16/Spring or Summer broadcast
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly
Medicinal uses: Circulation.