I have an existing clover plot that is about three years old so it is time to work the ground and replant. After years of doing this I think I have found what works for my area so this year I am doing Chicory and clover with a Buckwheat nurse crop for the spring. I have about 30lbs of Sainfoin as well and plan to border the plot with it, does not compete well when planted with others. In the fall, I will plow and plant another section of the plot with winter peas, oats and cereal rye as well as some sort of brassica. I haven't decided on whether to plant kale or turnips. 10 years on the place has allowed me to narrow it down to these varieties after planting a plethora of bags with a picture of a buck on it. What hasn't worked in the past, cowpeas, sorghum, millet, dwarf corn, winter peas when not planted thick and alfalfa, even tried peanuts one year. Buckwheat. I think it has to be the most underrated crop in a foodplotters arsenal. I'm not running a hotwire around the plot, I just plant a plot that is big enough to take the hit when developing and buckwheat is the key. Five weeks from start to finish. It has worked well for me in the past as a great nurse crop or if I have the time to do multiple planting, like every five weeks, over the course of the summer it is a great soil conditioner. But what generally happens is I plant it as a nurse crop and the deer just tear it up and give the other plants a chance to develop a decent root system before being grazed to death. I use it on my fall planting as well. What are y'alls plans for the upcoming year? And what are your experiences with buckwheat?