Posted: 24/02/2015 at 14:58
I think that there is a lot of 'off the wall' stuff, particularly on the American Websites. The German & Swiss methods are far more user friendly. The French say that Biodynamics is simply using Organic Methods using Natural Forces which takes one straight to good systematic composting. Care of good worm count and Companion Planting. All of which I think most of us practice anyway. In France vegetables are also planted much closer together so it is essential that the soil is well maintained, the idea is to leave no bare soil at all at any time of the year, and also they favour the 'no digging' system. Just keep topping ground up with compost/lawn mowings/wood ash and matured manure. Put like this it is very sensible and labour saving. One way of looking at the Moon bit, is quite rightly that we know it affects the tides - this backs up the theory that it controls the rise and fall of water levels in the ground at set times. certainly it was uncanny that the dates for sowing /sprouting and dates for transplanting the same plants worked out.