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.
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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
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.
Equisetum – Equisetum arvense acts as a preventative when fungus issues present.
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.
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by Matthias Thun
This biodynamic sowing and planting calendar celebrates its 60th anniversary with a new, easy-to-view layout. The new-look features:
Dimensions are 9” x 6” x 3/8"Weight is 10.5 oz
- A clearer, easy-to-view layout making it simpler to plan what to do and when
- More space dedicated to detailed explanations of the recommended activities
- New information panels to support seasoned growers and beginners
- More detailed planting, tending and harvesting information to maximize the yield and vitality of crops and plants
- Solar and lunar events, plus information on planetary aspects, are given dedicated space
Gardening for Life: the Biodynamic Way by Maria Thun. Thun was an authority on biodynamics and dedicated her life to the research and application of biodynamic principals. She recognized how cosmic energies influence the germination of seeds and growth of plants. She created the Biodynamic Compound Preparation recipe to support the life of the soil and the vitality of plants and crops.
Gardening for Life is fully illustrated in color, with helpful instructions, an index, and follow up information.