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Just Added: Biodynamic Calendar Symbol

Posted: May 1, 2020

We have added a sym­bol to the top of our web­site to eas­i­ly show you the type of day it is on the Bio­dy­nam­ic Cal­en­dar for Plant­i­ngs and Sow­ings.

Apply­ing bio­dy­nam­ic prepa­ra­tions is a main com­po­nent of bio­dy­nam­ic farm­ing, but sec­ond to that is fol­low­ing the bio­dy­nam­ic cal­en­dar. The bio­dy­nam­ic cal­en­dar allows farm­ers to proac­tive­ly focus their work on the part of the plant that is most respon­sive on a day to day basis. This cal­en­dar allows us to under­stand how the cos­mos affect our prac­tices here on earth, how the greater push­es and pulls of the uni­verse influ­ence the flo­ra around us. We all know how pow­er­ful the moon’s affect is on ocean tides, so just imag­ine how pow­er­ful it is on the small parts of a grapevine. 

The cal­en­dar is more spe­cif­ic than just a full or new moon’s posi­tion. It doesn’t resem­ble the tra­di­tion­al farm­ers’ almanacs or astrol­o­gy cal­en­dars we’re accus­tomed to see­ing in mag­a­zines. We invite you to dive deep­er into how it was cre­at­ed, here.

The bio­dy­nam­ic cal­en­dar breaks down each day as a fruit, flower, leaf, or root day, the four main com­po­nents of a plant. 

  • Flower Day: a good day to har­vest and work on white wine grapes
  • Leaf Day: the plant is focused on pro­duc­ing chloro­phyll, so best to avoid har­vest­ing and spraying
  • Fruit Day: best day for har­vest­ing grapes, spray­ing preps, and composting
  • Root Day: best day for prun­ing, good for till­ing and com­post­ing, okay for har­vest­ing red grapes; avoid drink­ing wine

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The above sym­bols are now vis­i­ble near the shop­ping cart sym­bol, in the upper right hand cor­ner of our web­site. Learn more about our bio­dy­nam­ic farm­ing prac­tices here.

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