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Fagopyrum esculentum

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Belonging to the Fagopyrum genus, Buckwheat has a botanical name of Fagopyrum esculentum.

Used as a ground cover in warm seasons. Just till it back into the soil when it starts to flower and replant (every four to six weeks). Produces edible seeds.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Floral white. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green

It is a flowering edible herb that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.

Buckwheat is known for its ground covering habit and growing to a height of approximately 50.0 cm (1.62 feet).

This plant is a great attractor for bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Buckwheat is a great choice.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Buckwheat is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Buckwheat have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Buckwheat

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Remember to water Buckwheat often. A soil ph of between 6.0 and 7.0 is ideal for Buckwheat as it does best in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil. Keep in mind when planting that Buckwheat is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Buckwheat to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Buckwheat from seed

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 27°C / 81°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Buckwheat

As Buckwheat is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 13°C / 55°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

How long does Buckwheat take to grow?

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