Common Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) Often used as a cover crop, buckwheat is also a highly sought after nectar source for bees and many other pollinators. We sow in late August or early September after our garlic has been harvested. As a green manure crop it can be cut and worked in to the soil in less than 6 weeks. One packet contains 500 seeds which is enough to sow an entire 4' x 8' bed. Grown on our North Mountain farm in Nova Scotia.
70 - 80 days to maturity (seed)
500 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Scatter seeds on a well packed soil bed at roughly 2-3" spacing between and lightly rake and work into soil. Sow at 45 lbs per acre on larger plots. Can be seeded in late spring or late summer.