Reporting from SLO’s Downtown Market
Biodynamic Gardening Report 38—Feb. 6-12, 2015
Recorded at the Thursday night farmers market in San Luis Obispo, this episode of the Biodynamic Gardening Report includes info about optimum days for planting root crops as well as how to discourage aphid-farming ants in the greenhouse. Because we both feel very concerned about the uncontrolled experiment of GMO$ unleashed on the United States population, our podcast will help shed light on this murky biotechnology. From extremely powerful herbicidal sprays to battle ever-evolving super weeds to the ecosystemic deadening of vast fields of monoculture, GMO$ are a terrible idea for our health and our environment.
This Friday the moon is still in Virgo. Virgo, an earth sign, is moist and barren so it’s best for getting rid of pests and doing ground work.
On February 7-9—Saturday through Monday—the moon will be in Libra. It is an air sign that is moist and semi fruitful. It is best for flowers and vines. Also good for root crops due to the fact the moon is in the third quarter.
Tuesday and Wednesday the moon is in Scorpio, an air sign. It’s moist and very fruitful. It’s the best planting sign that’s good for most crops, especially root ones.
Thursday, the end of this week, the moon is in Sagittarius, a fire sign. It’s dry and barren. Work ground and destroy pests.
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: “Badfish” by Sublime