BARLEY ORGANIC GRAIN SEED CEREALS GROW YOUR OWN CROP! $1.20 $0.50

HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS! SPROUT FOR BARLEY GRASS, SROUTED GRAIN OR GRAIN.

Description
This Australian grown grain is certified organic and has been produced without the use of synthetic fertiliser or sprays. It is non-GMO and has no added preservatives.

Barley, a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.

Keep seeds so you can grow them again! All natural seeds that will grow delicious Barley for you, your family and pets!

Barley seed has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. Use for stews, soups, puddings, even Lemon & Barley cordial or in barley bread.

Barley grass, which is a great alternative to Wheatgrass and can be juiced or dried and ground into powder.

Sprouted Barley seed has a chewy texture and earthy flavour. Sprouts, raw or cooked, are ideal for sandwiches, salads and for use as a garnish.

Grow Notes
See below per grass/spouts or grain instructions.

Sow
Large seeds, easy to see and handle.

Barley sprouts – Soak seeds for 8 hours, drain all excess water and rinse seed. Rinse seed daily for 3 days until it has grown small white roots.

Barley grass – Soak seeds for 8 hours, drain all excess water and rinse seed. Rinse and drain all water from the jar or bowl every day making sure to keep the seeds moist but not overly wet. Continue this process until the seeds have germinated. Plant in a tray with around 1-2cm of soil. Cover with thin layer of soil and water lightly. Cover to create a greenhouse effect and leave outside of direct sunlight. It’s important to keep the sprouts moist. After around 4-5 days your grass should be growing to the point you can remove the cover. Continue growing out of direct sunlight for a few more days until the grass is around 15cm tall. Cut just above soil level using a pair of scissors. Grass will re-shoot but becomes less productive and less nutritious each time it’s cut.

Barley Grain – You may choose to broadcast or directly plant the seed. Broadcast seed doesn’t germinate as well as direct soil contact is necessary for germination, and uncovered seed may be eaten by birds and animals. It is best to plant in manageable rows in early spring once soil is workable in cooler climates. Barley requires at least 90 days from seed to harvest, so the earlier it is planted, the better chance of ripened seed before freezing temperatures encroach. In warmer areas, plant in fall for a spring harvest. Keep the bed weed free and moderately moist. Once seed heads have formed, turn brown, and are nodding, it is time to harvest.

Germination
3-10 days at 20-22°C or a bit longer for grain in garden beds, as not pre-soaked and dependant on soil temperature, water, weather and other factors.

Maturity
Sprouting: 3-10 days
Grass: 10-12 days
Grain: The time barley takes to grow depends on several factors including location, soil and weather. As a general rule of thumb, it takes between 60 and 90 days for grain to grow.

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