Biodynamic Gardening, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465441034
  • ISBN-13: 9781465441034
  • DDC: 635.0484
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

Whether you're just getting started in biodynamic gardening, or you're an experienced biodynamic farmer wanting to learn more, this guide is the right resource for learning more about the biodynamic method of organic gardening. Topics include soil preparations, lunar charts, composting, cycles of rest, rich and healthy soil, organically controlling pests, ripening plants, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction: What Is Biodynamic Gardening?.
The Organic Way.
1: Getting Started: Know Your Garden.
2: Improving Your Soil: Making Compost.
3: Conserving Resources: Water Wisely.
4: Increasing Diversity: Welcoming Wildlife.
5: Your Natural Allies: Companion Planting.
6: Becoming Self-Sufficient: Seed Saving.
7: Natural Remedies: Using Plants to Cure Plants.
8: Picea Species: Pine Nut Slug Repellent.
9: Natural Remedies: Kelp Liquid Manure.
10: Natural Remedies: Compost Tea.
11: Natural Remedies: Weed Tea.
The Biodynamic Approach.
12: Tuning in to Nature: Daily Rhythms.
13: Tuning in to Nature: The Moon.
14: Tuning in to Nature: Apogee and Perigee.
15: Tuning in to Nature: Ascending and Descending Moon.
16: Tuning in to Nature: The Moon and the Stars.
17: Tuning in to Nature: Moon–Saturn Opposition.
18: Origins of Biodynamics: How the Biodynamic Movement Began.
19: How to Dynamize Biodynamic Sprays.
20: Nine Biodynamic Preparations.
21: Biodynamic Preps: The 9 Preps Explained.
22: Biodynamic Sprays: Horn Manure 500.
23: Using Horn Manure 500: Bring Your Soil to Life.
24: Biodynamic Sprays: Horn Silica 501.
25: Using Horn Silica 501: Make Your Garden Glow.
26: Biodynamic Sprays: Equisetum 508.
27: Biodynamic Compost Prep: Yarrow 502.
28: Biodynamic Compost Preps: Chamomile 503.
29: Biodynamic Compost Preps: Nettle 504.
30: Biodynamic Compost Preps: Oak Bark 505.
31: Biodynamic Compost Preps: Dandelion 506.
32: Biodynamic Compost Preps: Valerian 507.
33: Using Valerian 507: Keep Frost At Bay.
34: The Biodynamic Preparations: Storing the Preps.
35: Using the Compost Preps: Making a Biodynamic Compost Heap.
36: Using the Compost Preps: Making Barrel Compost.
37: Using Barrel Compost Prep: Give Your Plants a Kick-Start.
38: Using the Preps: Tree Paste.
39: Using the Compost Preps: Enhance Your Liquid Manures.
40: Biodynamic Pest Control: Making Weed Pepper.
Biodynamic Garden Planner.
41: The Gardening Year.
42: Know Your Plants and What They Need.
43: Crop Finder.
Root Days.
44: Things to do on…: Root Days.
45: Onions: Allium Cepa.
46: Shallots: Allium Cepa Aggregatum Group.
47: Garlic: Allium Sativum.
48: Leeks: Allium Porrum.
49: Green Onions: Allium Cepa.
50: Welsh Onions and Japanese Bunching Onions: Allium Fistulosum.
51: Potatoes: Solanum Tuberosum.
52: Sweet Potatoes: Ipomoea Batatas.
53: Beets: Beta Vulgaris Subsp. Vulgaris.
54: Rutabagas: Brassica Napus Napobrassica Group.
55: Radishes Summer and Winter: Raphanus Sativus.
56: Celeriac: Apium Graveolens var. Rapaceum.
57: Parsnips: Pastinaca Sativa.
58: Carrots: Daucus Carota.
59: Turnips: Brassica Rapa Rapifera Group.
60: Salsify and Scorzonera: Tragopogon Porrifolius, Scorzonera Hispanica.
61: Horseradish: Armoracia Rusticana.
62: Jerusalem Artichokes: Helianthus Tuberosus.
Flower Days.
63: Things to do on…: Flower Days.
64: Cauliflower: Brassica Oleracea Botrytis Group.
65: Broccoli: Brassica Oleracea Italica Group.
66: Broccoli Sprouts: Brassica Oleracea Italica Group.
67: Globe Artichokes: Cynara Scolymus.
Leaf Days.
68: Things to do on…: Leaf Days.
69: Cabbage: Brassica Oleracea Capitata Group.
70: Brussels Sprouts: Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera Group.
71: Swiss Chard and Spinach Beet: Beta Vulgaris Subsp. Cicla var. Flavescens.
72: Napa Cabbage: Brassica Rapa Pekinensis Group.
73: Bok Choy: Brassica Rapa Chinensis Group.
74: Chinese Broccoli: Brassica Oleracea Alboglabra Group.
75: Kohlrabi: Brassica Oleracea Gongylodes Group.
76: Mustard Greens: Brassica Juncea.
77: Spinach: Spinacia Oleracea.
78: Kale: Brassica Oleracea Acephala Group.
79: Celery: Apium Graveolens var. Dulce.
80: Florence Fennel: Foeniculum Vulgare var. azoricum.
81: Arugula: Eruca Vesicaria Subsp. Sativa.
82: Lettuce: Lactuca Sativa.
83: Corn Salad: (Lamb’s Lettuce) Valerianella Locusta.
84: Endive: Cichorium Endivia.
85: Chicory: Cichorium Intybus.
86: Red Orach: Atriplex Hortensis var. Rubra.
87: Radicchio: Cichorium Intybus.
88: Asparagus: Asparagus Officinalis.
89: Rhubarb: Rheum × Hybridum.
90: Sea Kale: Crambe Maritima.
Fruit Days.
91: Things to do on…: Fruit Days.
92: Peas: Pisum Sativum.
93: Runner Beans: Phaseolus Coccineus.
94: Green Beans: Phaseolus Vulgaris.
95: Broad Beans: Vicia Faba.
96: Lima Beans and Soybeans: Phaseolus Lunatus, Glycine Max.
97: Zucchini and Summer Squash: Cucurbita Pepo.
98: Cucumbers and Gherkins: Cucumis Sativus.
99: Marrows: Cucurbita Pepo.
100: Pumpkins and Winter Squash: Cucurbita Maxima, C. Moschata, C. Pepo.
101: Tomatoes: Solanum Lycopersicum.
102: Sweet Peppers and Chili Peppers: Capsicum Annuum.
103: Eggplant: Solanum Melongena.
104: Sweet Corn: Zea Mays.
105: Okra: Abelmoschus Esculentus.
106: Tomatillos: Physalis Ixocarpa.
107: Strawberries: Fragaria x Ananassa.
108: Raspberries: Rubus Idaeus.
109: Blackberries and Hybrid Berries: Rubus Fruticosus.
110: Gooseberries: Ribes Uva-Crispa.
111: Black Currants: Ribes Nigrum.
112: Red Currants and White Currants: Ribes Rubrum.
113: Blueberries: Vaccinium Corymbosum.
114: Cranberries: Vaccinium Macrocarpon.
115: Melons: Cucumis Melo.
116: Apples: Malus Domestica.
117: Pears: Pyrus Communis.
118: Sweet Cherries: Prunus Avium.
119: Tart Cherries: Prunus Cerasus.
120: Plums Gages and Damsons: Prunus Domestica, P. Insititia.
121: Peaches and Nectarines: Prunus Persica.
122: Apricots: Prunus Armeniaca.
123: Figs: Ficus Carica.
124: Citrus Fruits Lemons, Oranges, & Limes: Citrus Species.
125: Grapevines: Vitis Species.
126: Biodynamic Prep Calendar.
Resources.
Index.
About the Author.