Fun Fact! Buckwheat is a relatively low-input crop that has high yields even in marginal soil. It also adds nutrients to the soil, making it a good cover or rotational crop. Buckwheat also grows quickly, with a 30-day maturity rate that allows it to kill off most competing weeds. Its fast growth also makes it a good candidate for a catch crop when others have failed.
Fun Fact! A mulberry species’ name does not necessarily indicate its color. White mulberries (Morus alba), for instance, can be white, lavender, or black. Red mulberry (Morus rubra) colors can range from red to black.