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  1. #1
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    Default harvesting bucwheat seeds

    How do you do it other than grabbing each flower pod? There has got to be a simple productive way.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

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    Default Re: harvesting bucwheat seeds

    What are your surfaces? Large surfaces are harvested mechanically like any other grains.
    www.apisrustica.com (French-only website) Bee Breeding: Canadian nuclei & queens / northern hygienic bees

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    Default Re: harvesting bucwheat seeds

    Graham
    --- Practical reality trumps philosophy!

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    Default Re: harvesting bucwheat seeds

    Use a combine with a fine seed head.

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    Default Re: harvesting bucwheat seeds

    If your area is a small area, pull the plant or cut them off at the base, once you have them free, put out a white sheet, and let the kids thrash them onto the sheet. The seeds will fall off of the plants. Gather them up, remove the excess foliage and either resow for later crop if you have time, or use later on.
    Thomas Bartram - Since 2013, 43 - 8 F langs, 22 Italian & 21 Russian

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    Default Re: harvesting bucwheat seeds

    Thanks all. If buckwheat isn't wheat what is it?
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

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    Default Re: harvesting bucwheat seeds

    Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is part of the Fagopyrum genus.

    Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass. Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckwheat
    Graham
    --- Practical reality trumps philosophy!

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