Buckwheat is a quick-growing edibile summer annual. Though not a legume, is an excellent cover crop. The seeds germinate quickly, within 3 to 4 days of sowing and when harvested are edbile as a grain. When densely planted it efectively supresses weeds and supports a variety of beneficial insects, including honeybees. Direct sow after frost.
Fagopyrum esculentum, Buckwheat
Height: 6" to 3'. White flowers in fall. Fast growing. Germination: No pre-treatment.