1 October 2012; 128pp; 24.5 x 16.5 cm; paperback
As the earth's neighbour, the moon affects not only ocean tides but also the growth and development of plants. In this finely illustrated, full-colour book - packed with practical tips for the novice as well as the advanced gardener - Peter Berg offers a clear summary of the basics of lunar and biodynamic gardening, together with in-depth sections on:
• activating and enlivening the soil;
• biodynamic preparations;
• making good compost;
• crop rotation and green manuring;
• cultivation work and care of the garden;
• practical plant protection;
• rich harvesting;
• saving your own seed.
Building on the the intensive research of his mentor Maria Thun and the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, Berg explains how the subtle influences from the cosmos work on the plant world, distinguishing between "root", "leaf", "blossom" and "fruit" days in the working calendar. An understanding of such natural processes, in conjunction with the practical knowledge described in this book, can lead to productive, chemical-free gardening, with healthy plants and abundant harvests.
PETER BERG, a master gardener of many decades, is an expert in lunar and biodynamic gardening. He runs his own nursery in Binzen, Germany, and is a gardening consultant on German TV channel SWR 3. He is the author of numerous articles in gardening magazines.
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