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Buckwheat Cover Crop Size Requirements

 
Kirk Marschel
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Location: Minnesota, USA (Zone 4b)
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Hey all,

So I'm lucky enough to be granted a 2'x2x16' raised bed, and would like to use as much permaculture design as feasible at this point. I want to do a fruit/vegie garden, and was thinking of adding some buckwheat in as cover crop. Would using buckwheat be feasible/worthwhile to do in such a small space? Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Kirk
 
Leila Rich
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
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Buckwheat pops up everywhere at my place; I only needed to plant it once!
The insects love it and if it's too tall, in the wrong place or whatever, I just pull it out and leave it lying on the garden
From what I've seen, buckwheat can push through mulch, which suits me as I don't have to fiddle about with mulching around plants.
 
Kirk Marschel
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Thanks! I appreciate your help.
 
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