Biodynamic Gardening and Lunar Plantation.
Biodynamic gardening is not only based on organic principles and anatomical aspects. Such as moon gardening, it is more like a holistic view. It seeks to contemplate plants and their life cycles as a harmonious part of the cosmos. The relationship between sowing and lunar phases and cycles is a good example. To help us understand the direction of biodynamic gardening, a brief introduction:
Although it is not a simple concept to explain or understand, it is not impossible. It is worth addressing so that you can at least speak or understand with some property when you speak. You do not need to take a course on this, you will be good enough to reflect on what follows, with an open mind, unless you want to become a professional, which I encourage you to do. the power to work hand-in-hand with nature is a life-changing decision.
The approach that is given to each plant and to the productive process as a whole is broad but able to contemplate. This means a multiplicity of factors, both environmental and astronomical. This is linked to the population that surrounds each cultivated sector. An associated concept, but not exactly the same is that of ethnobotany, which I will address in a different publication within a few days.
In this line, it offers an interesting paradox, since at the same time it is customized for each plant. It studies some very specific aspects, but at the same time it is considered part of a “whole”. This makes it go beyond the vegetable kingdom itself.
To this aspect is added one more: the consideration of those plants that are also food. That is, they are cultivated for that purpose. As they become part of a life cycle that impacts us directly and daily, the biodynamic approach acquires another magnitude that is worth seeing.
Meanwhile, Moon Plantation (also called moon gardening) is a holistic form of gardening in which the gardener plants his vegetables and flowers according to the lunar phases. It has origins in antiquity, possibly in Babylon or Egypt. The man checked the time of day by consulting the stars, the moon and the sun. The same thing happened with plants and the moon. The essence of moon plantation is that different plants seem to grow better when planted during different lunar phases. It occurs because the phases of the moon affect the rise and fall of the water through its magnetic attraction force. This includes moisture in the soil and plants.
According to the planters of the moon, when water rises during the crescent moon, any seed sown by the gardener or farmer can absorb much water. The same goes for plant crops.
Therefore, a gardener must plant crops that need dry conditions during the phase of decline, and plant plants that prefer wet conditions during the growth phase. In simpler terms, liquids increase during the growth phase. The flow of fluids to the root systems falls during the phase of decline or decline.
This article tries to present briefly this theme, to promote practices that integrate body, nature and soul as one