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  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 09-07-2016 at 07:36 PM
    An update on my experiment...The barley is almost ready to harvest, and I have noticed
    something significant. The plants that did survive my lawn care efforts have produced the
    standard 3 tillers per ...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 08-10-2016 at 05:47 PM
    That damage is more likely an animal than an insect. Birds, squirrels, even domestic cats are
    known to munch on tender grasses.As far as the failure to come up, apparently the germinating
    seeds need t...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 08-08-2016 at 02:43 PM
    So my experiment was a total bust. I didn't identify one plant emerging from the lawn. That in
    itself is good to know. The next question is why?I think it may be that by the time the seeds
    have germin...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-19-2016 at 07:39 PM
    Yes, I have some screens made using various sized mesh.FWIW an alternative and very effective
    tool for knocking back annual weed seedlings is a Flame Weeder: think I'll prep the beds early
    this fall,...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-19-2016 at 01:57 PM
    So this season has been challenging. I'm growing heritage barleys which are tall and so they
    are relatively susceptible to lodging.We have had a lot of strong wind, and heavy downpours /
    thunder storm...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-19-2016 at 01:52 PM
    Landlord replaced the fence in my backyard over the weekend while I was out of town. The crew
    ransacked my yard.And they killed my crop and even covered it up with dirt.Will try to grow up
    my bere see...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-19-2016 at 01:45 PM
    This year I am running an experiment. Instead of converting pasture to a plowed field (I don't
    have a plow, and a rototiller is hard work), I am attempting to grow barley directly into
    pasture.I thoug...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-30-2016 at 05:19 PM
    It's called lodging. Which can be mitigated on a small scale by suspending chicken wire or
    netting about 3 feet off the ground so the barley grows up through it.The other issue is water.
    And watering ...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-30-2016 at 02:56 PM
    Hey, I forgot about this thread. I'm getting ready to plant my Conlon 2-row this weekend. Here
    are pics of the seed tape I've
    made:https://scontent.fdtw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13138836_102096743895...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-28-2016 at 04:06 PM
    This year I am running an experiment. Instead of converting pasture to a plowed field (I don't
    have a plow, and a rototiller is hard work), I am attempting to grow barley directly into
    pasture.I thoug...

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