Barley Seed 6677. Open Pollinated. Annual.
Barley may be sown like wheat but is more tolerant of soil salinity and drought than wheat. Sow in spring as a summer crop.
500 g sows approximately 70 m²
How to Grow
Sow barley no more than 3 cm deep. The best method for sowing is into furrows 20 cm apart, and rolled to firm soil over seed. Good seed-to-soil contact is required for any successful seeding. Begin with a finely prepared seedbed that is as free of weeds/debris as possible, then firm with a stiff rake or roller. If barley is planted late September to early October, it overwinters in southern Ontario, southern Quebec, Maritimes (not Labrador) and in BC.
When barley is sown too deep, yellow horizontal stripes appear across the first leaves. Planting too deep hinders establishment.