Buckwheat in Bloom

August 31, 2012 § 4 Comments

I am pleased to have you know that I sowed this buckwheat.

Now it is doing its job: keeping the weeds down and providing nectar for the bees. I plan to sow a wildflower/prairie grass mix into this plot in the fall, to germinate the following spring. The buckwheat helps by suppressing the persistent weed species this year, so that the wildflowers will have a better chance when it becomes their turn (learn more about how this works here).

Isn’t that clever? And isn’t it nice that buckwheat, in addition to being useful, is so pretty?

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