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Download The North American Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar 2011 epub

by Mattias K. Thun,Maria Thun

The 2011 calendar adapted for North American (Eastern Standard Time) dates and times. This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plant-crops, as well as working with bees. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations. The calendar includes a pullout wallchart which can be pinned up in a barn, shed or greenhouse as a handy quick reference.
Download The North American Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar 2011 epub
ISBN: 0863157564
ISBN13: 978-0863157561
Category: Home
Subcategory: Gardening & Landscape Design
Author: Mattias K. Thun,Maria Thun
Language: English
Publisher: Floris Books (November 1, 2010)
Pages: 64 pages
ePUB size: 1822 kb
FB2 size: 1183 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 332
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I always enjoy this annual publication. The monthly/annual planting dates for root, leaf and fruit crops have been an important resource for me several years now as I have worked to enhance my gardening results in harmony with the earth, planetary and cosmic cycles. Although there are too many aspects of gardening/agriculture mentioned for me to cover, I especially valued the section on seed quality and seed saving. While I have reasonably enhanced my gardening skills in past years, I have always relied on commercial seed and have felt that I somehow lacked integrity as a gardener in this area. Thun points out that this dependence can leave the one vulnerable to the problems with the declining quality of commercial seed. Thus, this publication helped to open my eyes to a new avenue of personal empowerment as a gardener by developing seed saving skills. This issue also shows that Thun is very much in touch with the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner who founded the practice of bio-dynamics. Steiner was very much concerned with improving the harvests and nutrition of agriculture. However, he also was concerned about the earth itself losing its vitality and saw agriculture as an important means of revitalizing the earth. So not only is the focus on seed quality practical for individual gardeners, but it also seems appropriate that we concern ourselves with an issue that is much larger than ourselves.
Being a BD gardener I wouldn't garden without it. I check the calendar daily and it's full of useful gardening tips. My once "non-believers" family and friends now ask me when to plant and what the weather is going to be like. Great for any gardener who likes to try new things.
If you can't wrap your mind about the Stella Natura but wish you could, this is the calenar you've been looking for. Very simply tells you when to do what. (Her book is a good companion to help you remember cauliflower is a leaf plant while broccoli is a flower plant.)
This calendar is adated to North America for sowing and planting knowing the planets and zodiac signs influences on earth and plants. This book permit to learn, understand and apply: well described and illustrated