Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Post-Snow Barley Plot: No Harm, No Foul, February 16, 2011

Our neighbor removed the fallen fencing and bush from the barley plot about 3 days ago. Being under the fence and bush does not seem to have hurt the barley at all.

The bare spots in the middle of the plot were there to begin with and I think they will be filled in as the barley grows and "tillers" or puts off side shoots which themselves can produce barley heads. You can see in the close-up photos that the tips of some of the barley leaves are a little pale from being under the snow. I have seen this each year I have planted barely and it does not seem to matter. As the weather gets warmer, the barley should really take off.

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