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Barley Straw Mulch

Rated 4.8 out of 5
169 Ratings



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.

FREE SHIPPING on select Barley Straw Mulch*!

*not eligible for shipments to Alaska

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:
2 Gallon 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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Rated 4 out of 5
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Great mulch

Keeps top of containers from drying out

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Great mulch

Use for mulching, haven’t had any problems with bugs or anything

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Great for mulching

This is good for keeping a mulch layer and keeping the top of your container moist

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Rated 5 out of 5
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the perfect mulch

I use this mulch to give the soil a more consistent moisture level and it helps living soil to thrive. I,m hooked on buildasoil and the great products they have.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Definitely works for helping with not drying out too fast and covering topdressings easy so they can get to work!

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