In article <fom.12.2F4B6C86 at ornl.gov>, fom at ornl.gov writes:
> Somewhere I read that buckwheat is a legume. Is it a good cover crop to
> and then turn under for a green manure? I am interested in
learning more about
> this plant and others that might be used in this fashion.
Buckwheat is not a legume, but a relative of knotweeds and
smartweeds. It will not fix nitrogen, but you can get a
quick crop out of it and add to soil organic matter easily.
The folks on rec.gardens or alt.sustainable-agriculture can
probably help you with more specific cultural information.
Kay Klier klier at cobra.uni.edu