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  1. #1
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    Default Buckwheat

    ...Does anyone know if buckwheat will survive the Central Texas climate. I'd like to have a late season nectar flow for my girls!

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    Default Re: Buckwheat

    In my part of Indiana it goes with only 2 rains of 1/4 " or so, very drought tolerant. Bees will only work it with some dew. It doesnt get over 95 very often here , but grows well in heavy clay soil

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    Default Re: Buckwheat

    Buckwheat is pretty drought tolerant. It does need moisture to germinate. And, it won't produce much nectar it it is real dry.

    In Ohio it is often planted as a second crop after wheat is harvest in July. It does well during the dry part of our summer. However, it does need some rain.

    It is a fairly short seasoned crop too.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Buckwheat

    Buckwheat was a honeybee magnet here last summer in New England . Plant some !

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