A short season annual, Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a tender plant used as a warm-season cover crop. Plant anytime in warm weather; incorporate into soil when flowering begins (4-6 weeks). Not a nitrogen-fixer, but well known for adding organic matter to the soil. Can be planted and tilled under several times in a summer. Sow 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet.
Available size: 1/4 lb (4 oz)