Buckwheat is becoming more and more popular. It's showing up in many cocktail mixes and is the preferred crop of many beekeepers.
Buckwheat is a summer seeded cover crop. it grows very fast.
It as a very fine, fibrous root system. It's best known for it's ability to mineralize phosphorous from the soil.
Buckwheat will die at first frost.
For planting guidelines, see our Seeding Information Guide.