Buckwheat is very good for the soil when worked back in, but can be invasive. Just try to work it in before it sets seed. Easier said than done, lol.
That is what I need! My soil gets so compacted I need to work tons of organic material worked in to loosen it up.
I have been tilling in the grass mulch at the end of the season for 5 yrs now and it is getting better, but it needs more.
Yes I have heard about the invasive thing. I once read an article about a township out east, I think Pennsylvania that was suing a resident who had sowed many acres in buckwheat and never harvested it or mowed. And it had become a noxious weed spreading all over the area..
You know sunflower is grown as a field crop in some areas and is the state flower in Kansas and is protected. In Iowa it is considered a noxious weed by the state.
Edited by JD DANNELS, August 07, 2015 - 08:21 PM.