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Quesiton about buckwheat
Posted by: LikeItOrNot ()
Date: April 28, 2007 07:39PM

When sprouting are they supposed to fall out of the hulls? Because most of mine only come out half way..

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Re: Quesiton about buckwheat
Posted by: mauiart ()
Date: July 22, 2007 02:45AM

You need to let them grow longer till ALL the hulls fall off. When growing buckwheat they sprout unevenly so even though they might appear green and bright in 7 days, when you spread the leaves apart you will see maybe half the crop still has seed hulls that haven't bloomed so wait maybe 3-6 days more and all the hulls usually are spent by then and so much easier to clean and eat upon harvesting.

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Re: Quesiton about buckwheat
Posted by: Kit ()
Date: August 19, 2007 04:31PM

Funny, I have only ever planted buckwheat as a cover crop and to turn back into the soil for conditioning. It can re seed all over once it flowers so I used to turn it under just before it flowered. It was good for the soil.

Kit

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