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The Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar 2011 Paperback – 3 Sep 2010


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books (3 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863157556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863157554
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 543,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This annual publication is the book for those who want to farm and garden biodynamically. There are useful notes for new readers and a number of special features, including this time the care of bees with monthly notes for beekeepers, how to work with biodynamic preparations, a recipe for rye bread and answers to questions from readers concerning potato and tomato culture.' -- David Lorimer, Scientific and Medical Network Review 'This little paperback is essential for all organic gardeners. It is the original annual biodynamic planting guide. Incredibly condensed amounts of information are available [here] ... Illustrated throughout with some lovely photos and clear diagrams.' -- Ysanne Spevack, Organicfood.co.uk 'This little paperback calendar is the original of its kind and essential for all organic gardeners. An established following ensures good sales of this useful guide, which has a special feature on the care of bees.' -- Veronica Leek, The Bookseller Buyers' Guide

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Maria Thun and her son, Matthias, base this calendar on almost fifty years of biodynamic research and experience at their farm in Germany.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By HeavenlyScarlett on 4 Dec. 2010
Format: Paperback
I started using this sowing and planting calendar in 2008 and have bought a copy every year since. I've grown vegetables for over 20 years, but never with such good results as since sowing and planting using the biodynamic calendar. There are other such calendars on the market but the Thun's one is the best - so easy to follow, a child could use it! Highly recommended for all growers, whether beginner or experienced.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JohnHB on 17 Dec. 2010
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Maria Thun and family are the doyens of biodynamic horticulture. The annual calendar gives all necessary information to plan our sowing and harvesting timetable. It needs to be read in conjunction with Maria's book Gardening for Life which sets out very clearly the philosophy of biodynamic gardening and contains a wealth of practical tips.
The Calendar could be improved by the provision of space to record what we have done each day so we can look back on our successes and failures.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ms. J. B. Lauruol on 31 Dec. 2009
Format: Calendar
Maria and Matthias Thun's Biodynamic Planting Calendar, translated by Bernard Jarman, chief officer of the UK Biodynamic Agricultural Association (BDAA) is the original planting calendar. It is backed by the Thuns' 50 years of meticulous comparative horticultural tests and thus empirically demonstrates the effects of planting according to this calendar. This year's edition (2010) explains more clearly than previous volumes the importance of the ascending and descending moon, rather than the simpler concept of 'waxing' and 'waning'.

I have used this calendar since 1972 and find it an indispensible part of everyday gardening activity. Its only drawback is that being written for a farm in Germany it lacks some cultural relevance to horticultural traditions in Great Britain.

The Thuns have now published a similar calendar for when to enjoy wine at its best, which apparently is now being used by the big supermarket chains to schedule their wine tasting. The moon calendar has also been positively reviewed in the Daily Telegraph for its wine tasting expertise.

I recommend the calendar highly.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By F. H. Spoun on 26 Oct. 2009
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This calendar has proved itself over the years and is now used not just by gardeners but also by wine tasters and even the traffic police in many countries. It does give indications for weather tendencies but I find these too rudimentary and generally a little more detail would be welcome. The articles featuring bio dynamic gardening are very interesting.In last year's calendar I was amused to read that bio dynamic gardens attract roe deer and other nibblers from miles around!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. JACKSON on 25 Jan. 2011
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I have been growing my own for the last 15 years and for the last 3 have been using this planting guide. The results for germination and abundance of crop have been so greatly improved over those last 3 years, that it has prove itself invaluable as a gardening tool. It is not necessary to understand why this system works or in fact to be using all the biodynamic techniques. Just following the sowing and planting guides has transformed my allotment garden. Germination was nearly 100% last season and seedlings and plants are super healthy and abundant. By the way you don't have to dance naked under a full moon to make this system work, but you may need to suspend your cynicism!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Wrench on 5 April 2010
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If you want to know when you should be planting and harvesting, this is it. Very clear, very factual. Does it work? Wait until 2011 - but the carrots we harvested last year on a harvesting day have kept really well so far..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hinge on 18 Feb. 2011
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A useful bit I found in this book is the indicator for days for when storm are likely. Useful for planning days ahead. Also included is a handy pull-out calendar with all the days and when to plant. Also it tell you which days is best to work with bees.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Jean Park on 18 Jun. 2010
Format: Calendar
A great calendar to use in conjunction with the Biodynamic Gardening book by Maria and her son Matthias. Sixty four pages of info and pics, very helpful for both novice and seasoned gardeners.
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