Buckwheat Cover Crop Seed

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Organic Buckwheat Cover Crop Seed Seeds

Quick & beneficial

F. esculentum
The perfect cover crop to sow after spring plantings are done.
Buckwheat excels at out-competing weeds. It also builds organic matter and keeps the garden looking tidy. Pretty white flowers attract beneficial insects.
Product ID# CO0075 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Buckwheat's greatest quality is its ability to out-compete weeds. This quick-growing tender annual also builds organic matter. For a fall crop, sow in late August/early September. Just make sure your crop does not set seed, as buckwheat can be weedy if allowed to self sow. As long as no seeds form, simply let the buckwheat winter kill, and incorporate in the spring if necessary. Several successions of buckwheat can be grown during the season. For a summer cover crop, mow or cultivate at flowering to kill the plants. Buckwheat flowers attract many beneficial pollinators in the summer as well, and can be used in pasture and field mixes.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 50 days
Planting Depth ¾ inch
Spacing in Row 3 inches
Spacing Between Rows 6 inches
Height at Maturity 18 inches
Growing Instructions

Broadcast buckwheat evenly onto a well-prepared bed. Incorporate seeds about 1-2 inches deep and water in thoroughly. Buckwheat flowers attract many beneficial insects, but take care that your crop not drop seed; buckwheat can be a nuisance. Late summer planting will winter-kill, but late spring and summer planting should be incorporated when the plants flower.