I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Organic Madawaska Buckwheat
Fagopyrum tataricum Organic Madawaska Buckwheat
1 gram of seed or about 30 seeds.
Madawaska is a tartary buckwheat which is more bitter, but contains more rutin than common buckwheat.
Ideally, the plant prefers light sandy-medium loam, but can handle heavy clay soils with good organic input. Most buckwheat requires well-drained soil, but can grow in nutritionally poor soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acidic soil. It cannot grow in the shade.
Leaves - raw or cooked. Acceptable raw when added in small quantities to mixed chopped salads, otherwise the leaves are much better cooked. They are rich in rutin.
Seed - cooked as a cereal. The seed can also be sprouted and used in salads, or ground into a powder and used as a cereal.