Celebrating Summer Solstice & the New BGR

Biodynamic Gardening Report 57—June 19-25, 2015

Inconsistent publication of the most recent Biodynamic Gardening Reports reflected a crisis of interest on the Central Coast Foodie side of the BGR equation. It was time to change things up. After consulting with Team Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms, we’ve determined to adjust the schedule and format of our podcast’s delivery. In the coming weeks, we’ll begin publishing this forecast for gardening by the moon per the lunar calendar in 2-week sections.



The moon will be in the first quarter this week in the constellation Leo during Friday and Saturday. It’s a fire sign which is dry and barren. No planting: work ground and do general yard work.

On Sunday through Tuesday, the moon is in Virgo. It’s an earth sign which is moist but it is still barren. Work ground and eliminate pests.

The week ends with the last two days seeing the moon move through the constellation of Libra. It’s an air sign which is moist and semi fruitful. This is a good time to plant fragrant flowers and herbs.

—Ralph Johnson


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. San Luis Obispo County farmer Ralph Johnson of Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms provides insight into how the moon’s phases affect gardening success.


—music: “in THE crowd” by The Years

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