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Buckwheat
« on: September 01, 2021, 09:10:46 am »
Yesterday, in the garden, I planted a small patch of Buckwheat seed, where the potatoes had been.  It takes about 40 days for the buckwheat to bloom.  That will put me at October 10. Last year we got a freeze on October 23.  Fingers crossed.  I almost waited to late to do this but just thought of it and then had to order the seed from a catalog company.

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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 11:14:16 am »
What is the buckwheat honey like?  We supposedly can get a buckwheat flow in my area during the summer dearth, and I think I may have gotten some this year, but I've never had any before so I'm not sure.  The honey I got is very thick and very dark, with a full-bodied strong flavor.  It's quite good actually, and oddly enough, only some of my hives found this nectar source, so I'm guessing whatever it was was decently far from the bee yard.   
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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 01:57:31 pm »
40 days?? Here it blooms in as little as 18 days.
Yes, 15th, it is like molasses. Black and strong.
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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2021, 07:01:36 pm »
40 days?? Here it blooms in as little as 18 days

That's even better!

15:  I think some people like to bake with it.  I have no plans to harvest it.  This will be to help fill winter stores.

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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2021, 08:39:33 pm »
Incredible!  Germinated in 2 days.  The squirrels planted some walnuts and disturbed the seeds some, so I put some more seed down.

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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2021, 09:45:55 am »
I didn't plan on the rabbits eating the tops off the seedlings.  1/3 of the seedlings are just stems.  I put up rabbit fencing last night and will reseed today.  :sad:

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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2021, 09:08:45 am »
How’s it looking now bakers?
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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2021, 09:49:11 am »
How’s it looking now bakers?
Yesterday it was budding! I planted the seed 18 days ago.  The rabbits ate some and I had to replant but it's still going to be ok.  Rabbit fencing took care of the those varmits.
Asters have just started to bloom so if I do this again next year, I will start the seed in July when there isn't much available.  Right now we have ragweed, goldenrod, boneset, and now asters.

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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2021, 09:50:51 am »
Who knew they liked buckwheat that much?
My son is trying to grow some garlic in a pot next to the window. The cat keeps eating everything that comes up above the soil.


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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2021, 09:53:39 am »
Who knew they liked buckwheat that much?
My son is trying to grow some garlic in a pot next to the window. The cat keeps eating everything that comes up above the soil.


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 :laugh:  By "they" do you mean bees or rabbits?

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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2021, 09:54:06 am »
Rabbits of course.


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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2021, 01:48:43 pm »


The Buckwheat has just started blooming and a bee has found it.  24 days after planting the seed.