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By John Soper, Barbara Saunders-Davis

A famous ordinary, this advisor deals much-needed details for personal biodynamic gardening-a kind of natural gardening that includes operating with the cosmic forces. incorporated are complete info on utilizing the famous person Calendar for planting instances, making one's personal compost, enforcing crop rotation, mulching, cultivating herbs and flora, and dealing with pests and ailments. An more and more well known type of gardening, it appeals to many gardeners who're looking possible choices to chemical fertilizers and systemic pest and illness keep watch over.

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The interior of the digestive tract is not actually a part of their bodies, but is an enclosed space which can open to the world outside. So far as plant/soil is concerned the ‘food’ consists of the remains of plant and animal life which are taken into the soil and digested by its population of micro-organisms; the products of this digestion pass into the soil water and are absorbed by the root hairs of the plants which thus operate like an intestinal wall. So our main concern when working in the garden is to create and maintain a healthy living soil.

The former is the better time for sowing seeds, the latter for transplanting and cultivations. This rhythm was only more recently incorporated in the Thun calendar. Rulni considered that the adverse effects of eclipses on sowing may sometimes last for a week or more, but Thun only avoids the day of an eclipse. 1 Finally L. Kolisko who was one of the first to investigate moon effects, recommended sowing two days before full moon. 2 The important work of Agnes Fyfe covers a field which is possibly of less significance for the practical aspects of gardening, but which nevertheless helps towards a more comprehensive understanding of lunar and planetary influences.

I have also described many of the commoner troubles which may arise in even the most harmonious gardens from time to time, and have made suggestions for preventing them or for dealing with them if they do occur. A great deal more remains to be learned, so in the final chapter I have collected several instances where some preliminary observations seem to be worth following up; other possible lines of work will no doubt occur to readers. In the present circumstances of the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association in Britain advances in understanding basic principles and in devising techniques for applying them can only be made by co-operative effort.

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