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gary reif
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Hi
Will it work if I overseed buckwheat on grass with a broadcast spreader?

I also want to do daikon radish like this too
Thanks
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You mean on turf, like lawn? I think the seed needs some direct contact with soil, it depends on how thick the grass is, how much rain there is (thin grass and a lot of rain could result in the buckwheat getting down to soil.

I've had good success on fairly bare soil, I've never tried overseeding with it. Maybe if you rake strongly with a dirt rake. . .
 
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You would need very discouraged and traumatized grass for this.

Here is a recipe to discourage grass greatly:
You can cut 2" thick strips with a sod cutter, flip it over, broadcast buckwheat and daikon (and optionally step on them to work the seed in a little better).

To discourage more, remover the sod cutter strips completely and pile them in potato growing mounds, planting the buckwheat in the newly opened ground.
 
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I tried reading the local paper to the grass for a month. It was very discouraged but still toughed it out and kept growing
 
Eric Thompson
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alex Keenan wrote:I tried reading the local paper to the grass for a month. It was very discouraged but still toughed it out and kept growing


If you leave a page of the local paper for each portion of the grass to read on its own, the discouragement will be amplified significantly..
 
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I have not seen anyone posting much like with buckwheat seedballs

You may want to try a jab planter to put the seed below the sod.

http://highcaloriegardening.blogspot.com/2014/09/single-seed-jab-planters-for-planting.html


As for leaving the local paper for the grass to read. I have left different sections of my local paper on the grass for the grass to read at its leisure. I find the political section kills the grass the fastest
 
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