Barley Straw Mulch

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Looking for mulch but don't have a farm in your backyard?

We have access to an abundance of straw and are happy to ship you some for your small garden. Larger gardens will benefit from sourcing locally. 

This barley straw is not certified organic but comes from a local farm. There isn't a need to spray for pests and most of the local farms use chicken manure as the cheapest means to fertilize etc. There will be some foreign dried plant material as there always is with any straw bales.

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1 Cubic Foot of straw doesn't weigh much but will easily mulch 6-12 plants depending on the depth of mulch and the size of the container. The straw is compressed when baled and we do not fluff it up before packaging. So 1 bag will hold more than you think.

Approximate measurements:
Large Bag - Good for 1-3 plants
1/2 Cubic Foot Bag - Good for 5-10 Plants
1 Cubic Foot Bag - Good for 6-12 Plants
20 lb Box (Fluffed) - This is a 30x18x18 box is uncompressed barley straw from our compressed bales.
35 lb Box - This is a 30x18x18 box that we stuff full of compressed barley straw.

The weight of the boxes may vary, but we will always get them as full as possible!

Free Bonus - This barley straw will have seeds in it still and you will have volunteer "Living Barley Mulch" in your containers. This living barley will move moisture around in your soil container and provide additional root exudates to feed the microlife. 

If you have been waiting to mulch until you get a round to it.... Well that day is today.

Add a box of Barley Straw to your shopping cart and take your garden to the next level.

Top dress your containers for a sweet barley straw mulch layer

Barley Straw Mulch

Large Bag:

Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 4.5 

Weight: 0.75 lbs

1/2 Cubic Foot Bag:

Dimensions: 11.3 x 12 x 4.3 

Weight: 1.5 lbs

1 Cubic Foot Bag:

Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 4 

Weight: 2.8 lbs

35 lb Box:

Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 30 

Weight: 35 lbs

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Works great

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Barley straw mulch

This stuff works great in my garden boxes.

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good stuff

bag was nice and stuffed,thank you

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Good preventative against fungus gnats.

I recommend chopping it up a bit if using in a smaller pot but overall great product. Helps maintain moister in the soil for much longer and prevents flying insects from laying eggs in the soil. Its a great addition for a true living organics grow.

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Great for my Koi Pond

Using barley straw the way I do for keeping the algae down in my pond takes patience since it doesn’t work right away but has done wonders for me overall helping me keep algae down and is an excellent organic form of filtration without all the chemicals. It does get a little messy even with the use of mesh bags. My Koi are happy and therefore so am I which is why I bought so much of it this time. Can’t really say anything bad about it after all it’s straw at the end of the day.

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