An old time favorite summer, early fall and spring cover crop. Plant after last frost. You can harvest the seed for grinding once mature in mi-July, or, cut down and till it in. Then you can replant. The next frost will do it in.
The flowers attract bees and the dense foliage helps reduce weed growth. The best time to harvest is after it blossoms. The bees need a few days to work the flowers first.
It will grow almost anywhere. Depending on soil fertility it can grow tall, short dense or thin, but, it generally always comes in.
If you grow a lot of it, you can make buckwheat flower and a nice pillow from the husks! Our seed is suitable for husking and grinding right out of the bag.
- Buckwheat is sensitive to herbicide residue.
- If taken for grain crop can yield 800 to 1500 lbs/Acre.
- If tilling under for green manure, mow down and let dry before tilling to help keep it from wrapping around the tiller shaft and clogging the machine.
- Plant from 50-100 lbs. per/Acre.