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Green Manure 'Buckwheat'

Fagopyrum esculentum

Half-hardy Annual

A short term summer green manure with fast growing foliage to supress weeds. Deep rooting to absorb nutrients from deep in the soil. If left to flower it does attract beneficial hoverflies. Dig in before harsh frosts. Buckwheat decomposes quickly for excellent humus formation and improvement to soil structure and moisture retention. Contents: 75g (2.5 oz) sufficient to sow 12 sq.m (approx 13 sq.yd).

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
May, June, July, August
Position:
full sun, sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (75 grams)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.69
Sow from May to August after all risk of frost, whenever the soil is vacant for at least 2 months, or where there is an area which requires increased fertility. Roughly dig over the soil removing any weeds. Lightly tread over the soil. Broadcast (scatter) the seed over the soil surface and carefully rake the soil and water well in. During dry periods it may be necessary to water until the green manure establishes.
Allow the plants to develop for 60–90 days, usually just before flowering although the flowers attract beneficial hoverflies. Taller, stronger plants will draw up further minerals and will need chopping up prior to digging or rotavating in, but will provide increased bulky organic matter to the soil.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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