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#1 propane1 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2017 - 03:21 PM

10 days ago. Thru the ground already. A few carrots thru too. Carrots planted the same day as buckwheat.

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Posted May 07, 2017 - 05:14 PM

2 years back I planted half my garden with Buckwheat.  That stuff got tall.  I put chickens in the garden but they did not knock much down.  I started knocking it down a little at a time for the chickens to peck at/eat the seed heads, they loved it.  Had a lot of involuntary buckwheat come up all over the place last year, I suspect the birds also ate a lot of the seeds and distribute them with fertilizer all over my place.  Have not seen any come up this year, yet.


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Posted May 07, 2017 - 07:56 PM

Noel; do you keep bees? For my taste there is nothing better than buckwheat honey. Nobody plants it around here anymore so I had to get honey from North Carolina on my way back from Florida this year.


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Posted May 07, 2017 - 07:58 PM

I didn't understand ,, did you plant the carrots wilh the buckwheat ?
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Posted May 07, 2017 - 07:59 PM

Are you planning on doing some dove hunting?


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Posted May 08, 2017 - 02:28 AM

I just planted buckwheat to help fertilize the ground and control wire worm. I don't keep bees, and I don't hunt. And I should have explained the carrots better. There is one full length of the garden row of carrots beside the buckwheat.

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Posted May 08, 2017 - 05:18 AM

The buckwheat did seem to bring the bees in when I planted a small section of it


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Posted May 08, 2017 - 06:04 AM

Yes the bees love buckwheat.

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