Does anyone have any experience using buckwheat as a cover crop.I am having trouble germinating my buckwheat seeds only a few will germinate out of a hand full.
if anyone has advice please help thank you
I purchased these seeds about a couple of moths ago I prepared the ground with compost and mix it in with a garden hoe. I broad casted the seeds, I couldn't tell how much I used for 8ft by 10ft bed after broadcasting I raked them in. Does buckwheat germinate well in hot weather? I'm not sure i understood the last part of your post so some varieties need more seeds per area to germinate? and how do i perform a germination test? What is cultipacking?
How about Sunn Hemp it may work and add some nitrogen
Sesame is another one that might work I've just started researching that one
It is sold and used as a cover crop a friend has some he has allowed to flower and his bees are working it hard. The University of Florida uses it as a cover crop quite a bit.