BUCKWHEAT BLACK ORGANIC COVER CROP REFRESH YOUR SOIL! HONEY PRODUCTION GREEN MANURE SEEDS $2.10

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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), or common buckwheat, is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds and as a cover crop. Despite the name, buckwheat is not closely related to wheat, as it is not a grass. Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb.

Buckwheat is referred to as a pseudocereal because its seeds’ culinary use is the same as cereals’, owing to their composition of complex carbohydrates.

Buckwheat was one of the earliest crops introduced by Europeans to North America. Dispersal around the globe was complete by 2006, when a variety developed in Canada was widely planted in China.

In India, buckwheat flour is known as kuttu ka atta and is culturally associated with the Navaratri festival. On the day of this festival, food items made only from buckwheat are consumed.

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Grow Notes
Buckwheat is a short-season crop that grows well in low-fertility soils; too much fertilizer – especially nitrogen – reduces yields, and the soil must be well drained. Plant in Spring and Summer, however in hot climates it can be grown only by sowing late in the Summer season, so that it blooms in cooler weather.

The presence of pollinators greatly increases yield and nectar from flowering buckwheat produces a dark-coloured honey.

If growing as a green manure crop, once the plants are approaching flowering, then cut or slash and dig into the soil to decompose.

Sow
Prepare soil for sowing by weeding and cultivating soil. Sow direct at a depth of 5-10mm at a rate of 100g to 100 square metres. This can be achieved by scattering over the soil surface and then raking and watering in or covering with a layer of soil.

Germination
4-12 days at 20- 26°C

Maturity
70- 100 days depending on use as cover crop, green manure or harvesting for seed.

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