Equisetum – Equisetum arvense acts as a preventative when fungus issues present.
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Biodynamic Compound Preparation - also called Barrel Compost or BC. Made from all of the Biodynamic Compost Preparations and used when not enough compost is available or to further enliven the soil.
BD #501 – also called Horn Silica. Applied in early morning. It is an aid to photosynthesis and enhances flavor and
BD #500 – also called Horn Manure. Apply in the spring and/or fall when bare ground presents. Promotes root activity and grown of plants; aids in the germination of seeds; balancer of the soil's nitrogen and ph.
The Biodynamic Compost Preparations:
These six Preparations are placed in your compost pile together, enriching and preparing compost for your fields and gardens. Use One Compost Preparation Set per a 15 tons or less compost pile (approximately 20 feet by 6 feet by 5 feet). Wait up to a year before using the compost. No turning of the pile is necessary.
BD #502 – Yarrow (Achillea millefolium flowers) assists with potassium and sulphur and with plant growth.
BD #503 – Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla flowers) is a stabilizer of nitrogen and strengthener of plant growth.
BD #504 – Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica stem & leaves) is a stimulator of iron, potassium, magnesium, sulphur and calcium.
BD #505 – Oak Bark (Quercus alba bark) assists in phosphorous and calcium development and fungal resistance.
BD #506 – Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale flowers) stimulates boron, selenium and magnesium.
BD #507 – Valerian (Valeriana officianale flowers) stimulates phosphorous activity and soil warmth.
Gardening with the Moon & Stars by Elen Sentier brings biodynamics to the ordinary gardener. Elen Sentier is passionate about biodynamics. She feels it’s vital to make organics and biodynamics available to as many people as possible if we are to help our earth cope with the increasing demands we humans place upon her. Biodynamics is easy, simple, cheap and super-effective; it's seriously good horticulture too, and it works in whatever size of garden you have, from a window box to several acres. This book is written in plain down-to-earth language with lots of tips and hints to help you learn how easy it is to use the preparations and work with the biodynamic planting calendar.