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Buckwheat Cover Crop

Completes cycle faster than other cover crops

Buckwheat Cover Crop

Completes cycle faster than other cover crops

  • Establishes quickly and grows rapidly
  • Attracts pollinating honeybees and suppresses weeds
  • Plant early for more than one rotation
  • Dies back after frost, completing cycle in less time than other cover crops
  • Residue decomposes quickly
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Product Description

Is your soil not producing plants the way it used to? Is it feeling a little worn out and used up? It's time to introduce your soil to Buckwheat, a rapidly growing cover crop that will condition your soil and bring in nutrients it needs. We love Buckwheat for the way it attracts pollinating honeybees, which will then help you pollinate the rest of your garden! Plus, it's a scavenger of phosphorus and calcium, and mineralizes rock phosphate, making these nutrients available for later crops. You'll want to sow 3 lbs of seed per 1,000 sq ft after the final frost of spring--done this early, you could plant more than one rotation for a true soil conditioning. Once the seed is spread, use a rake to scratch the seed gently into the top quarter inch of the soil and water well.

Buckwheat Cover Crop Video

Product Details
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Color: White flowers.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Soil Preference: Average garden soil.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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