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Organic Buckwheat Seed
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Fast Growing Summer Cover Crop

Item Number: SCN610

$2.39/Lb

Backordered. Available: 05/18/2016

$2.39/Lb

Backordered. Available: 05/18/2016

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Description

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Fagopyrum esculentum Warm season cover crop

Non-legume broadleaf does not fix Nitrogen but is one of the best hot weather cover crops because of its ability to produce organic matter and smother summer weeds (Canada Thistle, Quackgrass, Nutgrass, etc) quickly. Also accumulates insoluble phosphorus and, when turned under, releases it to the soil in plant-available form.

  • Application Rate: 3 lb/1000 sq ft or 60-80 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: None needed
  • Germination: 5-10 Days
  • Plant Height: 8" - 3'
  • Days to Maturity: 30-45
  • Uses: Planted early, it is an excellent trap crop for thrips during bloom of fruits and vines. Also attracts beneficial insects. Weed competition, accumulates phosphorus for later release.
  • Facts to Note: Grows on almost any soil with little assistance, but absolutely requires warmth. Quick to mature, so 2 to 4 plantings can be sown in one summer. Mature height varies with soil quality.

Features

  • Adds Significant Organic Matter
  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Easily Established
  • Good for Forage/Hay
  • Good for Weed Competition
  • Loosens Heavy Soils
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Sales Unit Lb Seed Unit Sizes 1 lb
Life Cycle Tender Annual Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36"
Organic Status Certified Organic Product Planting Time Spring, Summer
Seed Variety Single
Sales Unit Lb
Seed Unit Sizes 1 lb
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36"
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Seed Variety Single

Useful Information

Planting & Growing Guide

Videos & Articles

Videos

Articles

June 29, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Many of our favorite fruits and vegetables require pollinators.  Fortunately you don’t need to keep a beehive to ensure that your fruit trees and vegetable garden produce an abundant harvest of… read more »
February 21, 2014 - Stephanie Brown
It’s dark and cold outside. You’re either looking across a dormant garden or out at a concrete jungle. You day dream about what you’d grow if you had a bit of earth; healthy, nutritious… read more »
April 29, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Most cover crops are planted in late summer, but there are some cover crop seed mixes that can go in the ground in the springtime and give you benefits by the end of the summer. Cover cropping is a cheap… read more »
June 7, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
A hedgerow is like a neon sign in your garden that spells VACANCY to beneficial insects. Organic gardening is about creating a garden that is alive and in balance. Beneficial insects are an essential form… read more »
September 20, 2011 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Roll out the floral carpet in your garden to attract beneficial insects and keep them there. In our new video Tricia talks about releasing predator beneficial insects into your garden as organic pest control.… read more »
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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 5"W x 1.5"H

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planted 2 pounds in a couple of patches. fantastic germination.

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