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Buckwheat greens are they toxic?
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: June 18, 2006 11:23AM

I am growing sunflower and buckweat greens in soil indoor but read that buckwheat greens were toxic? Are there any other greens one can grow indoor, I love using soil to grow greens indoor, they are more nutritious with no chemicals.

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Re: Buckwheat greens are they toxic?
Posted by: alive! ()
Date: July 14, 2006 04:24AM

I've also heard (read - but I don't know where) that buckwheat greens are toxic at a certain level. Doesn't mean that you can't have them at all. I still grow a flat of them now and then.

I also grow pea shoots and arugula micro greens. Check them all out at Sproutpeople.com They give all the directions for growing greens.

Life Is Good!

alive!

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Re: Buckwheat greens are they toxic?
Posted by: summer ()
Date: August 09, 2006 06:59PM

to much buckwheat greens aren't good, a couple friends of mine ate them every day for awhile, had some weird reactions...cut back to once in a while, and no problems...

what one can do, all can do...

Jade

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Re: Buckwheat greens are they toxic?
Posted by: thehulaqueen ()
Date: October 31, 2006 03:40AM

You can read more here:
[www.sproutman.com]

The answer is yes... but only if you eat heaps. Most things in very large quantities are not healthy... especially eating too much of any one green again and again.

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Re: Buckwheat greens are they toxic?
Date: June 03, 2009 06:34PM

I was eating up to a pound of buckwheat greens every day in my smoothies and started to develop symptoms within a couple of weeks. The symptom that finally enabled me to self-diagnose my fagopyrism was that my skin would turn red and itchy where it was in direct sunlight EVEN THROUGH A WINDOW!!!

Here's a link to the most helpful article I've found on the subject: [www.gillesarbour.com]

I plan to continue growing sunflower greens, and I've bought some seeds to try growing Wrinkled Crinkled Cress from Johnny's. According to their web site -- [www.johnnyseeds.com] -- this type of cress is often grown in flats (like wheatgrass) -- click on "Growing Information" down below the price list.

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