Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)

Just top dressed a couple of empty beds with these seeds..lets hope it’ll improve the soil…

http://trufitbc.com/?p=444

“This is a fast growing annual that will assist in loosening clay soil and add phosphoros. It will smother other weeds and tolerate most soils..Sow in late spring or early summer..Can be dug under 6-8 weeks after sowing, better when 40% of the flowers have appeared, the white flowers attract bees..” The Zero Mile Diet( Carolyn Herriot)

I had to google Buckwheat to see what it will look like when its ready to be tilled in!

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/sites/default/files/imagecache/gardenstories_lightbox/gardenstories_images/buckwheat.jpghttp://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/sites/default/files/imagecache/gardenstories_lightbox/gardenstories_images/buckwheat.jpg

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