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I started to get into the regretted Fukuoka's very interesting One Straw book and
his pioneering farming methods.

My goal is to plant as much nectar flowers to help pollinators first and foremost,
less about edible fruits and veggies. I bought around 60 seeds of the best and
recommended nectar plants this past winter.

Like most homes, the front and backyard is just useless lawn and weeds.

My only gardening experience is growing tomatoes in pots and volunteer sunflowers in zone 5a-b.

I recently tried to grow buckwheat in a 3 m² test plot as I learned is a fast-growing
and flowering plant but 10 days later, my hand-sown seeds has not germinated
at all and I think it's because I haven't watered enough and/or not
buried deep enough. Does it need daily watering to germination?

I also put white clover around the rose bush and it's growing good.
Still have some annoying large-leaf weed continuously growing around it.

Please help me with tips and suggestions to Fukuoka my backyard, thank you.

 
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Amiran Ó Floinn wrote:
Still have some annoying large-leaf weed continuously growing around it.



Lots of weeds turn out to be useful or even edible plants - can you post a picture of these weeds?

 
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I hope they're visible.
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Oops, a repeat.

Plus, that plot with non-growing buckwheat, just weeds.
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