Buckwheat is a favorite of both bees and beekeepers. It produces small white flower clusters that provide a great nectar source for the bees. Plant in the spring after the frost period. Can also be planted in mid-June through early July for a late summer honey flow. Comes in 10 or 50-lb. bags.
- Buckwheat Fast Facts
- Seeding rate: 50 lbs. per acre
- Planting depth: 1 in.
- Plant height: 3 ft. if planted in summer, 30 in. or less if planted late July
- Does not require highly fertile soil
- Likes nitrogen
- Matures in 2 months
- Blooms late summer