If you put birdseed out for your neighborhood birds you know what happens as they make a feast of your offerings. Without a doubt seed will fall to the ground and take root in the soil below. After a few weeks if conditions are right, you will have stalks growing and a little patch of birdseed happening.
We have Greta and Ruby, our two chickens who scurry out each morning and several times during the day to scratch around and eat the dropped seed.
This year I actually took a handful of the seed and planted it in the garden and it's doing fantastic.
Each year I grew more buckwheat from saved seed and had a good supply to plant this year. Before the buckwheat goes to seed, I will turn the plants into the soil and let it do its buckwheat magic....that's if I can keep Greta and Ruby keep from eating it all!