Thursday, March 29, 2012

Biodynamic Planting Calendar

My normal Spring planting posts haven't come about because I have been dealing with a bad case of environmental conjunctivitis caused by pollen.  Needless to say, the last thing my doctor wants me to do is go outside and start digging in the garden.

While I am not a biodynamic gardening purist, I have to say the biodynamic gardeners that I know have amazing gardens.  Whether it is the biodynamic practices or the fact that biodynamic gardening strongly focuses the gardener on the health of the soil and plants, something is positively affecting these healthy, productive gardens.

I do like to plant following a biodynamic planting guide which is broken down into four different planting times:  leaf, root, flower and fruit.  It is fairly simple, if you are planting a root crop you choose the days that favor the root impulse.  Spinach would be planted during the leaf time, etc.

Recently I have found a decent Biodynamic Planting Guide online.  It is always fun to experiment in the garden, and since the old timers swore by planting by the signs, why not try following one of these guides to see if you have better results in your own garden.

God bless,

1 comment:

  1. It is fun to try to plant by the signs : ) I hope you feel better soon-the pollen is bad here too.