I changed part of my cover crop to some buckwheat this year. I planted September 1 and it has been setting seed in all different stages. Been a nice fall here but with frost in the forecast I pulled up a 5’x15’ strip of it (pretty shallow rooted I got roots and all). Dumped it in a wheelbarrow with roots in the same side then I put it out of the rain. I am looking for suggestions for harvesting some seed from this for next year. I put in for the bees more than cover and a lot of it is pretty green. I am not looking for food grade but rather just seed for the following year. Fava out-competed the wheat in most of the corn and looks like slugs or something else has been hard on it in most of the other patches so if I cannot save seeds I probably will not plant it again.
The plan is to cut the tops off on some newspaper and let it dry.
“Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)