Originally Posted by supamacca
Hi I recently purchased 10kg barleygrass and am in need of some advice,i am having trouble getting the grass to grow any taller than 3-4" it seems to grow really well up to this size then stops,I have tried frequent watering, organic liquid fertiliser ,moved it to greenhouse but it just stays at this height.Then after a few days(5-7 days) at this height it starts to yellow,and i then have to juice it.I am growing in peat free organic compost (B&Q) with seeds on top of 2 1/2" of compost and have had great success with 6-8" spelt wheatgrass, but cannot get the barleygrass to a simmilar height any advice would be helpfull as i would like to grow and juice wheat and barleygrass.The roots seem to be growing longer than the grass itself,please help as any insight would be appreciated.I am in the uk and have been growing for several months but only recently tried barleygrass.
I'm going to take a slightly different tack here and suggest you don't even try it. I understand from another post that you are doing well with your wheatgrass. I think you should stick with it.
As you read more on the net, you will find that there are far more similarities in the grasses than there are differences. You are not likely to add any benefit with barley that you won't obtain with wheatgrass. The other thing you will find is that barley juice (in my opinion) does not taste nice.
So my thought is basically, stick with the wheatgrass and invest your time in other fruits, vegetables or even relaxing activities.