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Barley is one of the world's oldest grain crops. It's easy to grow, is low maintenance and is fairly drought tolerant. Barley is grown as a food source to make bread, fodder for animals, used to brew beer and other distilled beverages. While not the prettiest plant, it's very useful!
Common problems with Barley
Barley is susceptible to barley mild mosaic bymovirus, bacterial blight, powdery mildew, leaf scald, barley rust, crown rust, and head blight.
How to harvest Barley
Harvest barley using a sickle when it's gold and brittle. Harvesting time depends on sowing time, cropping period and maturity. It can generally be harvested in 6-7 months. Barley is more prone to shattering, so it should be harvested before fully mature and in the morning.
How to propagate Barley
Sow seeds in Autumn, 50-75 mm deep and 25-30 cm apart. Sow seeds directly in beds in rows, with the rows 30 cm apart. Germination takes 1-2 days!
By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.
Special features of Barley
Barley is fairly drought tolerant but does better when watered.
Other uses of Barley
Culinary, animal fodder