Malted barley powder is barley that has been sprouted and then dried and powdered. The 2 row malted barley we use has a high diastatic power; it certified organic and UK sourced.
It is chock full of beneficial enzymes such as phosphatase, chitinase, urease, protease and amylase. These enzymes act as catalysts in your soil, helping microbes break matter down into nutrients your plant can use.
One of the main benefits of using Barley is that it enables plants to finish faster than those without. Additionally, far less support is required in late flower as a result of the plant’s increased tensile strength.
Using Barley as a soil amendment has long been championed by the famous Clackamas Coot and it is one of his recommended ingredients in his soil mix.
Our Barley is ground to order so will be as fresh as possible when delivered to your door.
Benefits of using this product
- Helps microbes further break down nutrients in the substrate,
- Growers have reported up to a 20% faster flowering finish,
- Contains naturally occurring growth regulating hormones and defence triggering hormones.
How to use it
Apply as a top dressing: add it to the top of your growing medium and water in well after application. You may well notice mycelium ('mould') growing on the top of your substrate - this is a great sign as it means that the microbes in your substrate are properly activated and are breaking down nutrients, making them available for your plant.
[Note: Barley should be thoroughly mixed with the top centimetre of substrate as otherwise will form a hard crust.]
For top dressing, apply 2-4 ml per litre of soil (1tbsp/gallon) every week during veg or flower. It is especially beneficial if mixed with Bloom2 or Bloom AUTO to maximise flower development & help prevent your substrate forming a hard crust.
For an indicative feeding chart showing how to use this product using a 20L pot, see our feeding page.
[Please note: unfortunately our 5L bags are the only items in our range that are not compostable: we cannot find a compostable bag that is big enough - as soon as we can, we will use it].