Good Plant Rotations & Biodynamic Strategies

Biodynamic Gardening Report 6—June 27-July 3, 2014

Do you know which particular plants like to be rotated through the same plot and prefer to be planted close to or far apart from each other? With 30+ years of farming experience, Ralph Johnson shares his biodynamic knowledge and lessons learned.


beans like these Favas don’t want to be planted near peas: keep thm separated for best results

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.

  • The new moon falls on Friday with the moon in Cancer, which is a good time for planting above-ground crops with no fruit on them such as broccolis and lettuces
  • Peas and beans hate each other: keep them planted far from each other for best success
  • We discuss the positive qualities of the Thursday afternoon Morro Bay farmers market as well as the vast divergence between hot temperatures inland while it can be cool and foggy on the coast


—music: “Badfish” by Sublime

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