When you first hear the word, Buckwheat, you may think of “Our Gang” and “The Little Rascals”. Billie Thomas was the actor behind the much loved character. A little know fact is that he was named after a breakfast cereal. This breakfast cereal contained buckwheat.
Buckwheat is a multifunctional crop. It is used in cereal for it's high protein content, however most small farms and urban growers can be rewarded for planting this crop because of it's other benefits.
One such benefit of growing buckwheat is that bee's love this fast growing flower. This small shrub like flower matures in as little as seventy days. This is great, also, because in July, many flowering plants are turning to seed, and stop producing flowers, but the bee's still need to EAT.
Bees are needed to pollinate a vast number of your crops, such as squash, zucchini,