Friday, October 25, 2013

Buckwheat!


I took some pictures of the experimental buckwheat section of my big fall garden a couple of weeks ago... the bed is much crazier now.

First, the shot from high up:


And then, a little lower...


That's more dramatic, don't you think? Let's go further!


Whoa. Look at that. The buckwheat towers above! I feel so insignificant! LET'S GO FURTHER DOWN!


AHHHH! I am a tiny ant!

Okay, enough silliness. I'm very hopeful that buckwheat will be another easy-to-deal-with grain like corn. Not having grown it before, I can't say much yet - other than the fact that I like the way it looks and I appreciate how it brings in the bees and butterflies.


Buckwheat grows very quickly, so I think it would make a great green manure or compost crop. Once I harvest these seeds I'll have lots more to throw around. Next year!

2 Comments:

At October 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Southern Fly Fisher said...

Hi David,
I'm planning on adding buckwheat next year to help build my soil. When you harvest your seed, please post how you do it. It would be very helpful.
BTW, I love my new garden fork .... very high quality!
Thanks,
Mark Biggs

 
At October 28, 2013 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

I'm really glad you like the fork - I was sold the first time I handled one.

I'm not an expert on buckwheat yet, but I'll try and write about seed saving when I harvest in a few weeks.

 

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