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Barley Seed for Sale



Hordeum vulgare

Form and Function: Annual Cereal. Cool season crop, about 500mm tall that may be planted as a hedge or smother crop to assist with creating clean seed beds for spring. Can be cut before seed set and it will continue to grow and set seed if allowed. Pulls easily from moist soil for mulching vine crops etc in spring. Plant dies off after seed set.

Seed Size: 15,000 seeds per kg. To grow a crop of seed – plant seed density is 100 seeds per square metre. To create a smother effect you can increase this – however when full size – 100 plants per square metre creates a closed canopy.

Water: Grows as a Dryland Winter Crop on best soils in 600mm plus rainfall zones.

Fodder: All grazing animals. Green pick for poultry. Earthworm food when cut and laid. Husk seed for birds.

Mulch: Self Mulches if left to stand or hand harvest as needed. Scuffle the plant to lay on soil if desired, slightly covered with soil.

Add: To fermenting liquid fertilisers.

People: Make into flour. Ferment 1 kg in 5 litres of Water – activate with a Dash of Kombucha –  after a few days you take off 3 lires for drinking + add 3 litres to brew – this goes on for up to 10 days + you add ferment grains to soups etc.. RECIPES provided with Grain.

Planting Window: April-July, frost resistant. Extreme frost events may affect seed production if it coincides with flowering.

Germination Rate: 90%

Maturity: Sept-October depending upon planting date and seasonal conditions.

Suitable Soil Type: Produces bulk organic matter in watered and nourished gardens. In field condition favours rich loam, will grow in heavy clay soils.

Planting Methods: Cultivated soil, sprinkle on top and rake to cover, or make a furrow 50mm deep, 150mm apart, space seed accordingly. Water in well to activate strike. Seedlings appear 10-14 days.

Pack n Post Rates: Flat Rate Postage = Maximum $12 for all Seeds on Same Order 

Barley Seeds

Photo 1: Dense cover of 6 week old barley. Date of Photo: June 2020

Barley Seeds

Photo 2: Patch of barley about 6 weeks old. Date of Photo: June 2020

Barley Seeds

Photo 3: This section of barley is part of a Chicken Winter Cropping System – The Plough follows The Chook. Date of Photo: May 2020

Barley Seeds

Photo 4: Barley Seed planting rates vary according to crop function.


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