Introducing JrjohnsonFarms.com

Biodynamic Gardening Report 32—Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new website for biodynamic farmer Ralph Johnson: JrjohnsonFarms.com. This site offers foodies and gardeners information about the biodynamic agricultural practices he employs as well as tips for gardening at home according to the moon. The site also includes a tomato gallery to help tomato lovers choose the right tomatoes for their particular Central Coast microclimate and a link to the latest Biodynamic Gardening Report. Finally, customers can now buy biodynamically-produced seeds from Jrjohnson Farms via our online market.

At his market booth on Dec. 22, Ralph displayed a range of crystals discovered on his recent trip to a mine in southern California on Winter Solstice

At his market booth on Dec. 22, Ralph displayed a range of crystals discovered on his recent trip to a mine in southern California on Winter Solstice

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.

  • Friday and Saturday are good days for planting fruiting crops with the moon in Scorpio
  • Moon in Scorpio is ideal time for starting tomato seedlings—don’t start tomatoes too early unless you plan to cultivate them in a greenhouse
  • Next to Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, and Cancer are the other constellations that—when the moon moves through them—present the best days for planting and cultivation

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