Planting Calendar

Biodynamic Moon Planting Calendar

One of the most important parts of biodynamic gardening is using a planting calendar that is in conjunction with an astrological chart and the phases of the moon. This “technology” is as old as the sun, the moon and the stars.

Back in ancient times – before farmers had watches or smart phones to tell them what time it was – they used the cycles of the moon and the stars to guide them in planting and harvesting. Farmers and gardeners alike found that certain plants did better when planted during a specific phase of the moon. Also, the harvest went more smoothly when done with an eye toward the stars.

Biodynamic gardening renews these age-old practices and puts them into use again. Does this mean that you’ll be out in your jammies planting your garden? No, probably not. But it does mean that you’ll want to be more aware of the different cycles of the moon and when plants need to go into the ground.

Moon Planting Calendar

Just as humans and animals are affected by lunar cycles – how many times have you heard nurses and doctors working in hospitals comment on how the behavior of people changes during a full moon? – plants and soil are also affected by lunar cycles.

There are three phases of the moon: fertile, semi-fertile, or barren. Naturally, these phases will be more important to you as a gardener when the weather is right for planting. Here are a couple of general rules you can follow in your garden:

• Plant whatever you can find: If you’re lucky enough to live in an area with fertile soil, you’ll probably be able to grow whatever you want. This includes annuals, perennials, and green plants.

• Justify your choices: It’s a small miracle how much easier it is to grow plants at the right time of the moon’s phases. Even in regions where Planting Calendar the weather is coarse and the conditions are dry, it’s easier to manage a garden that’s planned for the simple task of planting.

• Work the soil: getting soil ready for planting is easy, but this is also a good time to add compost, break up clay soils and move sandy soils to the surface for winter.

• Prune: this is an important part of any Planting Calendar garden’s success, and it’s true for vegetables as well. There are two times of year when we prune: late winter/early spring and mid-summer. Pruning – whether it’s early or late – involves removing damaged or diseased branches so the strong stems can continue to grow Planting Calendar.

• Produce: if you’re growing only vegetables this is obviously the highest priority, but you should also consider the impact your garden will have on the ecosystem. The more diverse the vegetation in your garden, the more pollinating and cleaning the air the plants need, and the more natural materials they bring into the system Planting Calendar.

• Wild things: There are many things that happen outside the garden that are beyond our control, but you can help things along by helping the environment. By helping mosses and fungi to become less prevalent in shady areas, you’re making a small step towards protecting the birds that live there Planting Calendar.

• Walls: walls worldwide are made up of plaster, stone and building materials like concrete and stainless steel. But modern construction techniques can actually eliminate some of the destruction brought about by those pesky structures. Incorporating concrete into some beautifulcrete tubs and ponds will make for a more beautiful surrounding. Also, manyosterous walls are nothing more than glorified rock walls – something you can do yourself and add to your garden Planting Calendar. สล็อตเว็บตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์