Barley

Quick Facts:

    • Hardy annual
    • Fast growing grass with fibrous roots
    • Great for grain and straw production
    • Excellent for soil erosion control
    • Open-pollinated seeds

Barley

Description:

Hordeum vulgare. An open pollinated hardy annual. Barley Cover Crop Seeds are a fast-growing grass with fibrous roots that can reach as far as 2m (6') deep. It is less upright than oats, and not nearly as weedy as rye. Excellent for erosion control and holding nitrogen, which will be released as the the tilled barley decomposes. Barley is great for grain and straw production. Underseed with Crimson Clover, harvest the grain, and then till under the clover in the first or second year. Barley does not overwinter in cold climates - will winter-kill at -8°C (17°F). 50kg per acre. 500g covers approximately 438ft.

(Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
125g (to cover 100 square feet) CC113A $5.19 In stock $0.00
1.15kg (to cover 1,000 square feet) CC113B $9.99 In stock $0.00
3kg (to cover 2,500 square feet) CC113C $15.99 In stock $0.00
11.35kg (to cover 10,000 square feet) CC113D $34.99 In stock $0.00
22.7kg (50 lb sack) CC113S $53.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Hardy annual
    • Fast growing grass with fibrous roots
    • Great for grain and straw production
    • Excellent for soil erosion control
    • Open-pollinated seeds

How To Grow

Barley Cover Crop Seeds are a fast-growing grass with fibrous roots that can reach as far as 2m (6') deep. It is less upright than oats, and not nearly as weedy as rye. Continue reading below for details on how to grow barley.

Latin
Hordeum vulgare
Family: Poaceae

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing
Sow barley any time during the growing season, from early March to the end of August. Barley does not overwinter in cold climates – it will winter-kill at -8°C (17°F). To harvest grain, plant in the spring only.

Starting
Sow to a depth of 2-4cm (1-1½").

Growing
Cut or scythe and leave in place on the soil as a mulch. It can easily be worked into the soil with a garden fork. Allow two weeks before planting the following crop.

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