Organic Buckwheat Seed Highlights
- Germination: 2 to 4 days.
- Soak: 12 to 24 hours
- Harvest: 8 to 14 days
- Flavor: A tangy citrus flavor.
- Nutrients: Vitamins B, C, K, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, protein, and antioxidants.
Buckwheat seed needs to be soaked before planting, ideally a day ahead of time. After that they grow well using the weighted blackout method.
They’re crisp, juicy, and tangy making them a great addition to any microgreen salad or sandwich topping.
The leaves are a dark green and the stems are pink to rose in color. The leaves on buckwheat microgreens are larger than most microgreens, so overplanting is discouraged.
Buckwheat seed husks mostly fall off as the leaves emerge. Buckwheat microgreens should be harvested right after the cotyledons develop for a more tender microgreen.
Be sure to remove any remaining buckwheat seed husks as they are hard.
They are an excellent choice as a base for any microgreens salad or just added to salads. Because of their crisp texture, they’re also a tremendous raw topping for sandwiches or burgers.
Buckwheat seed can also be planted in garden beds as they are a great cover crop. Chop down the stalks when the buckwheat flowers emerge and leave the clippings on the garden bed.
Buckwheat Seed Package Sizes
- The Home Microgreens tray packet weighs 28.5-grams which is an ounce.
- The 1010 tray packet weighs 2.7-ounces
We also sell Buckwheat seed in the following size packages.
- In 4-ounce bags, and
- 1-pound bags.
How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?
There’s no need for you to worry about how much seed you need if you use Home Microgreen planting trays or 1010 trays. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for a perfect tray of Buckwheat microgreens.
The seeding area of a Home Microgreen Tray is 37.5 square inches.
However, if you’re using a different planting tray, use the calculator in the article below to figure out how much seed you need.
Click this link to use the calculator: Home Microgreens Seed Density Calculator.