Spring or fall grain.
Short, 2 ½ feet, very fast-growing.
Short stems mean less material for compost, but they also help resist lodging (falling over), important in wet or windy areas.
Ideal for very short-season areas or for squeezing in a crop before you need your beds for the summer.
BOTANICAL NAME : Hordeum vulgare
Start in flat 10 days before last in very late summer. Transplant in garden 5" apart when 2-3" high. Prefers a dry soil that isn't too acid. Likes some phosophorous and potassium, but keep the nitrogen modest. Water moderately, cease watering when 85% of the seed heads are golden, harvest when nearly all are. Dry fully before threshing/storing. Easily threshed on a tarp.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C, W/Matures 9-10/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 5-24, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 5"