Cover Crop Common Buckwheat Seed
Cover Crop Common Buckwheat Seed
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Cover Crop Common Buckwheat Seed

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Buckwheat is a fantastic cover crop for suppressing weeds and adding organic matter to the soil. It only takes 35 days from sowing to flowering, meaning buckwheat makes a great short-term cover for fall planting after a main crop or in between spring and fall vegetable crops. A particularly good phosphorus and calcium miner, its dense leafy growth does a great job at crowding out weeds and its fibrous root system is superb for erosion prone sites. Scatter seed over the soil so that there’s about an inch between each seed and then rake in with a metal rake so the soil just covers the seed. Keep moist until growth starts. When white flowers appear (which attract beneficial insects) it’s time to cut it down. Cut it down, and then wait a week or two for it to dry or decompose before planting your next crop of veggies. If using for a fall cover crop, plant seeds in late August or early September.