Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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For seeds, OG means "organically grown" and signifies seeds harvested
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For supplies, OG signifies products that are approved for use in growing certified organic crops; supplies are listed by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) when noted in the product description.

Buckwheat (Common) (OG)
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Buckwheat (Common) (OG)

966G

Product ID: 966G

Fast summer green manure.

Buckwheat is widely grown as a grain crop, bee pasture, soil improving cover crop and as wildlife cover. It is a warm season grain which grows rapidly during the summer and several crops per year may be had with proper management. This rapid and dense growth chokes out weeds and is used in crop-free fields in rotation with vegetables. Buckwheat is often grown to attract beneficial insects and as pasture for honey bees. Sow in late May through July and till in about a month later, when flowering has begun. For grain harvest, sow 3 months before fall frost. Harvest after killing frost. Planting rate: 2-3 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (60 lb./acre), one-fifth less when planting for grain harvest. Blue label/Certified seed. Organically grown. Avg. 14,200 seeds/lb.

Backordered until 08/07/14

Product Price Quantity
966G1 Pound  $5.45 
Backordered until 08/07/14
966G5 Pounds  $15.25 
Backordered until 08/07/14
966G25 Pounds  $39.50 
Backordered until 08/07/14
966G50 Pounds  $72.00 
Backordered until 08/07/14

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   35-42 bloom, 70-84 grain

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Shipping Information & Notes

With a preferred ph of 5.0-7.0, buckwheat will grow in a wide variety of soils but will not grow where wet. It will out-compete weeds in fields with high weed seed densities. Must be mowed/harrowed or otherwise incorporated before seed is mature; otherwise it may become a weed. For grain harvest, be aware that the grains (grouts) do not ripen uniformly. Cut the plants when 80-90% of the seeds have matured (turned brown). There will still be green leaves and perhaps some blossoms at the top of the plant when they are cut. It is preferable to harvest the grain when ready and not let the plant spend excess time standing as this will result in high seed loss. Once threshed, remove as much green plant material as possible as this can shorten the grain's life by overheating.

SHIPPING NOTE: 25-lb. and 50-lb. sizes ship via ground transportation. The appropriate "Zone" additional shipping charges will be added at checkout. Please remember to provide a street address.

Farm Seed & Cover Crops | Comparison Chart

Note: Additional shipping charges apply to the sizes listed below, and will be added to your final total.

Product Size Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D
25 Pounds $6.00 $13.00 $41.00 $18.25
50 Pounds $9.00 $20.00 $81.00 $30.00

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Growing Information

Grains

CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time, rate, and depth specified specified for each variety listed.
FOR GREEN MANURE: Till in at any growth stage.
FOR ORNAMENTAL USE OR GRAIN HARVEST: Cut the plants near the base when most of the green color has turned brown and the seeds are hardening (no longer milky).
SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed in the comparison chart.


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