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<tc>Buckwheat- Green manure [Fagopyrum esculentum]</tc>

<tc>Buckwheat- Green manure [Fagopyrum esculentum]</tc>

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

Buckwheat is a very old annual green manure, fodder and food crop that originates from Asia and Russia. This fast-growing species was cultivated on a large scale thousands of years ago and used for many applications. As a green manure, buckwheat binds nitrogen, loosens and aerates the soil deeply and suppresses weeds. It also serves to combat pests and makes soils fertile again. The robust and undemanding plant thrives on poor, sandy and acidic soils, tolerates drought and is neutral to crop rotation. The seeds are gluten-free and are mainly used to make flour. Due to the long flowering period, numerous pollinating insects enjoy the nectar and pollen, the quality of which is ideal for making honey.

General information
Plant family: Polygonaceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 80 days
Plant height approx.: 100 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to 0 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Loamy, sandy, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-2 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-20 °C
Germination time: 2-7 days
Plant and row spacing: 10x25 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Mustard, Clover, Phacelia
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from April to October.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from May to August.

Sow directly in a wide spread and lightly chop the seeds into the soil.
Buckwheat prefers a sunny and warm location and thrives best on light, well-drained soil and has no special soil requirements. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
After a cut, buckwheat does not sprout again. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
Regular, consistent watering results in faster growth.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Fagopyrum esculentum
English names: Buckwheat
German names: Buchweizen, Heidekorn, Heidenkorn
Portuguese names: Trigo sarraceno
Spanish names: Alforfón
French names: Sarrasin

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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