Biodynamic Gardening Report
Our Biodynamic Gardening Report featured the insights developed over 30+ years by San Luis Obispo County farmer Ralph Johnson of Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms. Click the link below for the latest report as well as the podcast archive.
Biodynamic gardening principles—some of the most ancient agricultural practices on the planet—require the farmer’s attention to moon phases and constellations to pursue the most effective gardening and farming practices on any given day in the month.
Being a farmer is healthy, honest, and I like it. It’s very rewarding to feed people. Our produce is clean, fresh, and healthy. It is farmed biodynamically, the oldest and most simple form of farming.
We specialize in heirloom leaf lettuce, bitter greens and gourmet salad mix comprised of 14 different varieties of lettuce and greens. Our lettuce and greens and produce are coveted by local boutique restaurants and our loyal customers at Farmer’s Markets.
We purchase plants, seeds, and finished veggies from Farmer Ralph Johnson from the Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms stand at our local farmers markets. In our Darwinian yard, the plants and seeds produced by this farmer stand out for their vigor and resistance to pests. Just like using the freshest organic ingredients in the kitchen to get a jump start on flavor, we opt for seeds and seedlings cultivated using biodynamic principles to get a stronger start for our home grown edible plants.
We always check with Farmer Ralph about recommended planting and gardening tasks for the coming days. When he says, “Don’t do any planting until Tuesday,” or “The next two days are good for planting root crops,” we follow this schedule and don’t try to plant above-ground leafy edibles on a day that is best for planting root crops.
Select Restaurants Using Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms Products:
- Gardens of Avila, Avila Beach
- Honeymoon Cafe, Pismo Beach
- Artisan, Paso Robles
- Marisol, Shell Beach
- Wild Ginger, Cambria
Common Crops produced by Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms
|beans||chickory/dandelion greens||Maitake mushrooms||radicchio|
|celeriac||escarole||peas||winter squash and pumpkins|
Find Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms at Local Farmers’ Markets:
- Monday afternoons in Baywood Park-Los Osos, 2:00-4:30pm
- Wednesday mornings in Arroyo Grande, 8:30-11am
- Thursday afternoons in Morro Bay, 2:30-5pm
- Thursday evenings in San Luis Obispo, 6:10-9pm
- Saturday mornings in Templeton, 9-12:30pm