BUCKWHEAT

Buckwheat
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Buckwheat Increases Bee Populations and Produces Excellent Honey Yields

Fagopyrum esculentum
A fast-growing summer annual. Used to attract beneficial insects, it has been known to support large hives and produce exceptional honey yields. Useful as a green manure smother crop, it germinates quickly, shading and cooling the soil. The biomass breaks down rapidly, making nutrients and minerals readily available to the subsequent crop. Its quick decay also improves the condition and moisture-holding capacity of the soil.

Planting Instructions:

Drilled
Broadcast
Seeding Rate:
50-60 lbs/acre drilled
96 lbs/acre broadcast
Planting Depth:
1/2-1 inch
Ideal Soil:
Performs well on low fertility soil but not droughty or excessively wet soil.