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Especially valuable for its release of phosphorus, buckwheat also contributes a significant amount of organic matter. Very competitive with weeds, good for breaking up the soil. Can grow two crops in the north. Bees love it! Seed when ground is well warmed and after last spring frost; it has no frost tolerance. When June planted, in 35 days it is waist high, in bloom and ready to plow under. Good to follow with a fall crops of rye and Austrian winter pea. Good bugs love buckwheat! Just rake in some seed after harvesting an annual crop and buckwheat will keep out the weeds and look great doing it. Green Lacewing adults will feast on the nectar then deposit their "aphid lion" eggs on nearby garden crops.
Planting rate: 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft.; 37-50 lbs per acre.Price From: $15.00
62 Days. Organic
Most popular snow pea. Stringless pods are best when 4" long. Keeps producing after 3 pickings! Tolerant of short hot spells. Great for the freezer. Developed for added disease resistance by Dr. James Bagget at Oregon State.Price From: $3.25
62 Days. Organic
Dwarf 34-30" vines with string-less snap peas. Double pods at each node for heavy yields. Should get at least three pickings. Resists pm.Price From: $3.25
Cultivated since before recorded history as drinking vessels. Produces attractive green/ tan gourds 12-14'' high and 5'' wide. great for making rattles, bowls, and birdhouses. This long season species survives in our climate due to the long day length in summer. Best started indoors to make use of micro-climates and techniques to maximize warmth. Harvest when gourds whiten and cure in a warm, dry place with space between each gourd until hard.Price From: $3.95