Cover crops are sown for a variety of reasons. They can improve soil health by adding organic matter and nutrients, smother weeds, break up compacted soil, prevent erosion, and attract beneficial insects. Buckwheat is ideal for sowing anytime soil is bare during the growing season; for example, after you've harvested your first crops. It can be sown in spring in beds you won't be planting, or in beds intended for fall crops. Direct sow after danger of frost is past. Planting several successions in a season can be effective for eradicating persistent annual weeds which are out-competed by buckwheat's quick growth. Resistant to late blight. Seeding rate: 2-3 lbs./1000 square feet.
Gardener's Supply is offering these seeds through our partnership with High Mowing Organic Seeds, a small Vermont company that produces and develops the best quality, 100% organic seeds. Varieties have been selected for their exceptional performance. When you buy organic seed, you have the assurance that the seed was grown without synthetic chemicals and you are supporting farms and companies that are committed to organic agriculture.