Common buckwheat

Did you know? Buckwheat is not related to wheat, nor it is a grass. Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb, but because its seeds are rich in complex carbohydrates, it is referred to as a pseudocereal.
Common name : Common buckwheat
Scientific name : Fagopyrum esculentum
Family : Polygonaceae
Category : Annual
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
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Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 45 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Sow my common buckwheat

Prepare the soil by breaking up the clods on the top of the soil, and push the coarser elements over to the edges with a rake. The smaller the seeds, the more you need to get a finer result. Sow seeds of less than 2mm in line or on the fly. For seeds between 2 and 4 mm, sow them in line with a few centimeters space in between. Finally, sow the large seeds in a heap: dig a little hole and put 2 to 5 seeds in it. Cover the seeds 2-3 times their height, add some sand if your soil is very heavy.

Water my common buckwheat

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Remove my common buckwheat

At the end of the season, you can tear off this annual plant without any qualms: it will not grow again next year.

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