Unpretentious Buckwheat


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I can’t stop recommending buckwheat, it suits me in all the ways.

First of all, a bit of history. Buckwheat is a very resistant type of plant and for this reasons it was first domesticated in Southeast Asia about 8000 years ago and then spread to China, Tibet and Europe.

In the Tibetan plateau it’s still being grown because it’s among the few plants that can flourish on poor or acidic soils and great altitudes. It is a short season plant, this means it grows very fast ( you can pick up the seeds in 10 weeks ) and this is why it’s perfect to grow in countries like Finland and Russia. If you want to grow it in sunny countries do it at the end of the summer season. The thing I like most about it is that it needs no fertilizers or pesticides to grow, even more, this…

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