Malted Barley Grain: Boost Your Garden's Growth

Malted Barley Grain is a premium germinated and dried grain that provides vital nutrients and enzymes essential for optimal plant growth and development. This 1kg pack of high-quality grain is perfect for enhancing the health and vigour of your plants, promoting strong root systems and robust foliage.

Features and Benefits

  • High enzyme content: Malted Barley Grain is rich in enzymes that are beneficial for breaking down organic matter and improving soil quality, leading to a healthier garden environment.
  • Microbe-rich: The grain is home to a diverse range of beneficial bacteria, filamentous fungi, and yeasts that colonise the area between the husk and pericarp, creating a diverse microbial ecosystem for improved plant growth.
  • Plant hormone production: Many of the microbes found in Malted Barley Grain produce essential plant hormones that stimulate growth and development, giving your plants the best possible start.
  • Improve soil structure: The microorganisms in Malted Barley Grain contribute to improved soil structure, drainage, and aeration, allowing plant roots to access vital nutrients and water more easily.
  • Easy to use: Simply mix the Malted Barley Grain into your garden soil, compost, or potting mix to enhance the health and vitality of your plants.

How to Use

  1. Begin by measuring out the appropriate quantity of Malted Barley Grain for your garden or container. The recommended ratio is 1 cup of grain to 25 litres of soil or compost.
  2. Next, thoroughly mix the grain with your existing soil, compost, or potting mix, ensuring even distribution throughout the medium.
  3. Once properly mixed, water the soil or compost as usual to activate the enzymes and promote microbial activity within the mixture.
  4. Allow the Malted Barley Grain to work its magic as your plants benefit from the improved soil structure, increased nutrient availability, and comprehensive microbial support.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Malted Barley Grain is perfect for gardeners seeking to improve the health and growth of their plants. It is suited for both outdoor gardens and indoor container plants, including vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, and ornamental plants. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, Malted Barley Grain provides an easy and effective way to enhance your garden's overall health and vitality.

How to Use Malted Barley Grain

Soil Amendment: 1½ - 2 cups per 30L of base mix.
Topdressing: Grind into a powder, apply 1 tablespoon to the base of a 30L pot and water in. The All-In-One Water Supplement works in combination with a Malt Barley topdressing to get the most out of the grain.
Sprouted Seed Tea: 1. Add 7 grams of ground Malted Barley Grain per Litre of water. 2. Bubble the water with Barley in it for 12-24 hours. (Warning: it will foam a lot)


What is the main purpose of Malted Barley Grain in gardening?

Malted Barley Grain is an exceptional source of microbes, providing a wide range of beneficial bacteria, filamentous fungi, and yeasts colonising the area between the husk and the pericarp. These microorganisms produce vital plant hormones that promote plant growth and development, making Malted Barley Grain an excellent addition to your gardening routine.

How is Malted Barley Grain produced?

Malted Barley Grain is produced through a controlled scientific germination and drying process. This enables the barley to develop a high concentration of enzymes, which boosts its effectiveness in supporting plant growth and development.

How do I use Malted Barley Grain in my garden?

You can incorporate Malted Barley Grain into your garden by sprinkling a thin layer on top of the soil or mixing it directly into the soil. This will introduce the beneficial microbes present in the barley, which will then work to promote healthier plant growth and development.

Is Malted Barley Grain suitable for all types of plants?

Malted Barley Grain is suitable for a wide variety of plants, including vegetables, flowers, and ornamentals. The beneficial microbes present in the barley grain can help improve overall plant health and promote growth and development, making it an attractive addition to any garden.

Can Malted Barley Grain be used in indoor gardens or container plants?

Absolutely! Malted Barley Grain can be used in both indoor and outdoor gardens, as well as container plants. Incorporating it into your gardening routine will introduce beneficial microbes to the soil, which can help improve plant health and growth in any setting.

Does Malted Barley Grain attract pests or cause any potential issues for my garden?

Malted Barley Grain does not typically attract pests or cause any significant issues for your garden. However, it is essential to practice proper garden hygiene and monitor your plants for any signs of issues regularly.

How much Malted Barley Grain do I need for my garden?

The amount of Malted Barley Grain needed for your garden will depend on factors such as the size of your garden, the type of plants you are growing, and your specific gardening goals. As a general guideline, a thin layer sprinkled on top of the soil or mixed directly into the soil should suffice for most applications.

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Scientifically germinated and dried to maximize enzyme production, An excellent source of microbes including bacteria, filamentous fungi, and yeasts that produce a crucial plant hormone for growth and development

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