SARRASIN is a cereal that can be planted in the garden as a green manure, especially in poor and acidic soils. It is a plant with a built-up port that does not require specific maintenance. Buckwheat seedlings in the spring or summer will take over the weeds and prevent them from growing, as it grows very fast
Family: EMERTILE VERTS
Category: Naturally nourishing the earth
Type: Plants for soil
Planting period: MARS to SEPTEMBER
Harvest period: JUNE to NOVEMBER
Height: 40 to 50 cm
Exposure: sun, half shade
Soil: poor and acidic
T-ground: 15 degrees
Yield: 65 sqm
Prepare the soil superficially by scratching. Sow about 60g on the fly for 10 sqm. Rake to lightly bury the seeds
I harvest: "I cut and grind"
When flowering, cut and grind the plants with the mower. Allow to dry on site for 8 days. Bury plant matter on the ground or put it in a composter.4 to 5 weeks are needed for these plants to decompose before planting vegetables or flowers
Straw the soil to prevent the development of unwanted herbs. This is the most effective way to avoid using weedkillers. You will also limit evaporation and therefore the risk of drying out: mulching reduces watering.
Promote the presence of auxiliary insects such as ladybugs and chrysopes, which feast on aphids, by offering them lodgings at the four corners of the garden.
Collect rainwater. This allows plants to be watered at a lower cost with less limestone water without wasting the tap water.