Your seasonal & practical biodynamic gardening know-how library

Living Food:Going Wild for Garlic
26th February 2020
Gardening & cooking for health and happiness
16th December 2020
Living Food:Going Wild for Garlic
26th February 2020
Gardening & cooking for health and happiness
16th December 2020

The latest topics are at the top of the list for your convenience
We appreciate all the info and wisdom from Hans Gunther, our biodynamic gardening expert, who writes them

  • Is biochar an option to use in your biodynamic garden? (PDF)
  • How to enhance the soil biome (PDF)
  • Mulching vs digging or forking the soil in autumn (PDF)
  • The boon of Autumn – falling leaves and twigs (PDF)
    Protect your plants from the first autumn frosts (PDF)
    Tips to plant your garlic bulbs in your biodynamic garden (PDF)
  • Michaelmas -a time to Start Over and the Importance of Silica (PDF)
  • Cover Crops and Green Manures (PDF)
  • How to Deal with Weeds Biodynamically (PDF)
  • What Weeds tell about your soils  (PDF)
  • Balancing natural flora biodynamically in field and garden  (PDF)
  • A Biodynamic Lifestyle for Garden and Soul (PDF)  
  • Summer Pruning or Lorrette Pruning of Pip Fruit Trees (PDF)
  • More help on healing fungal and bacterial growth and attacks (PDF)
  • Blight in Potatoes and Tomatoes and how to prevent and treat biodynamically (PDF) 
  • Suggestions for Sowing and Planting in August (PDF)
  • The Making and Benefits of Biodynamic Compost Preparations:  Part 3 of 3 (PDF)
  • Benefits of Biodynamic Compost Preparations and Mäusdorfer Starter: Part 2 of 3 (PDF) 
  • Benefits of Biodynamic Compost Preparations – Part 1 of 3 (PDF)  
    Homeopathic First Aid Guide for Ailments in Plants from Adverse Weather Conditions  (PDF)
  • Sowing autumn and winter crops with biodynamic seed baths (PDF)
  • Moon Rhythms explained with tips for the garden (PDF) 
  • Practical suggestions for sowing and planting at Midsummer (tips for before and after) (PDF)
  • How do you and your garden cope with this severe weather? More tips to help (PDF) 
  • How to deal with extremely dry weather biodynamically(PDF)
  • The change in the light spectrum and circadian rhythms: cycles and activities of our Sun (PDF)
  • Working with homoeopathy in your garden – this week’s tips (PDF)
    Eat Well on a Tight Budget – Daphne Lambert from The Green Cuisine Trust (PDF)
  • Preventing and curing attacks of insects using biodynamic methods (PDF)
  • How to prevent aphid attacks and how to treat affected plants – specialist tips (PDF)
  • Crop Rotation and Plant Diversity – creating diverse garden habitats (PDF)
  • Tips and benefits of biodynamic composting (PDF)
  • Late Spring: working with tender and half-hardy annuals (PDF)
  • Easter Time and The Planting Calendar (PDF) 
  • Biodynamic Insights about Weeds (PDF)
  • Frost Protection and Potatoes(PDF)
  • Did you know? Today is Spring Equinox (PDF)
  • Soil and potting mixes for containers and seed boxes – tips (PDF)
  • Deepen your relationship with plants – extend your growing season (PDF)
  • Growing Biodynamic Potatoes (PDF)
  • Getting ready for spring (PDF)
  • Tips for your ornamental and vegetable garden early to mid-Feb (PDF)
  • Some suggestions for early bird work in the garden (PDF)
  • Snow and hoarfrost due, a gift to plant growth (PDF)
  • Let’s grow biodynamic garden ecologies (PDF)
  • Grow your super crops of leeks, celery and celeriac – sowing in January/ February (PDF)


  • How to make the best of Poinsettias and your Christmas Tree (sustainably) (PDF)
    Tips for winter pruning fruit trees (PDF)
  • Planting bare-root trees and shrubs –  Transplanting deciduous, climbers, shrubs, bushes and trees (PDF)
  • 5 Materials for Frost and Crop Protection in the Biodynamic Garden (PDF)
  • Seasonal recipes from Greencuisine Trust – Healthy, delicious, and nutritious!  (PDF)
  • Five tips for frost protection in the biodynamic garden (PDF)
  • The Carbon Dilemma and the Carbon and Life Cycle (PDF)
  • Leaves galore and the biodynamic compost preparations (PDF)
    The Mysteries that are Slugs and Snails  (PDF)
  • The rhythm of building and breaking down soils (PDF) 
  • Nature-Friendly Gardening Guide  ( PDF)  Ben Raskin from the Soil Association
  • Simple Soil Analysis using our 5 senses (PDF)
  • Garlic – Tips to improve your own and your gardens’ well-being (PDF)
  • Autumn  – in a year of extremes in your garden (PDF)
  • Silica – Healing our Soil and our Guts (PDF)
  • The garden around the time of the equinox (PDF)
  • Green Manures for Soil Improvement (PDF)
  • Harvest time and taking stock of your crops (PDF)
  • Best times for harvesting veggies for the highest food and keeping qualities (PDF)
  • Diverse Measures to deal with the drought PART 2  (PDF)
  • Diverse measures to deal with drought and dry spells in the garden  – Part 1 (PDF)
  • Cosmic Pollination of Plants (PDF)
  • A call to seed saving – part 3:  Grow your own resilience, flavour and health from the seed up (PDF)
  • A call to seed saving  – Part 2 (PDF)
  • A call to seed saving  – part 1 (PDF)
  • How to make the Cow Pat Pit and its benefits for your garden (PDF)
  • The art and science of making good biodynamic compost (PDF) 
  • The benefits of using the Biodynamic Compost Preparations (PDF)
  • Harvesting for the highest food and keeping quality (PDF)
  • Bloom Magazine talks to Biodynamic Gardening expert Claire Hattersley on harnessing the power of plants on your plot (PDF)
    Our warmest thanks to Bloom Magazine for letting us share this article and for more information on this great gardening magazine see
  • Benefits of making Nettle and Comfrey ferments (PDF)
  • Companion planting and biodiversity for a healthy garden (PDF)
  • A Dynamic Understanding of Companion Planting  (PDF)
  • From Crop Rotation to Companion Planting: Part 1 (PDF)
  • Working with homoeopathy in your biodynamic garden (PDF)  
  • Equisetum – guidelines to identifying the correct species and how to use in your garden(PDF)
  • How to prevent and cure aphid attacks (PDF)
  • Tips and benefits of biodynamic composting (PDF)
  • How to improve your soil fertility (PDF)
  • Warmth loving plants – half-hardy annuals (PDF) 
  • Seasonal anomalies and considerations for frost protection (PDF)
  • Primer on Indoor Sowing ( PDF)
  • Spring Equinox and soil mixes for module trays, pots and for pricking out (PDF)
  • Growing in small spaces – biodynamic container gardening know-how  (PDF)
  • Deepen your relationship with plants – grow in containers (PDF)
  • The joy of growing your own super tasty biodynamic spuds (PDF) & Growing potatoes in containers – a handy guide from Garden Organic (PDF)
  • Rebugging and harmonizing our world (PDF)
  • Our Slippery Friends – Biodynamic Approach to Slugs and Snails (PDF)
  • Seeds: The Foundation of life and why open-pollinated is best (PDF) 
  • Forest Gardening Small Scale (PDF)
  • Top Fruit and Soft Fruit in your garden (PDF)
  • Bare root fruit tree planting success (PDF)
  • 5 top tips for your biodynamic garden in winter (PDF)
  • Illustrated guide to making recycled earth candles for Imbolc / Candlemas (PDF)
  • Tips for Tools and Tool Care and “weeding” Part 2 (PDF)
  • Tips for Gardening Tools and Tool Care Part 1 (PDF)
  • You reap what you sow – Handy guide to different seed types ( PDF)

    2022 Happy New Year! 

  • Healthy, delicious (and gluten-free!) canapes for the festive season with Daphne Lambert (PDF) 
  • The Three Kings Preparation Gold Frankincense Myrrh or Daily Life Elixir PDF
  • How Gardening and Nature Changed my Life  (PDF)
  • The sun, the 5 moon rhythms and our planets (PDF)
  • Mulching vs Digging and Composting in a Biodynamic Garden (PDF) 
  • Protect your plants from the first autumn frosts (PDF)
  • Autumnal Gifts – The many benefits of leaf mould (PDF)
  • Growing Garlic – Tips for planting bulbs in your biodynamic garden (PDF)
  • Challenges in your garden and practical solutions  ( PDF)
  • Seed baths with biodynamic preparations (PDF)
  • Biodynamic Eating and Growing (PDF)
  • Companion planting chart (PDF)
  • Dealing with Blight the Biodynamic Way (PDF)
  • Seed Saving Made Simple Part 3 – Saving seeds from biennial vegetables (PDF)
  • The Larder is back in Fashion:  An overview of simple food preserving techniques and their benefits from Daphne Lambert  (PDF)
  • Seed Saving Made Simple Part 2  –  Vegetables: Tomatoes and the Cucumber Family ( PDF)
  • Seed Saving Made Simple Part 1  – Flower Seeds (PDF)  
  • Our Slippery Friends – Biodynamic Approach to Slugs and Snails (PDF)
  • Pine Kernal Slug Spray – Youtube Video
  • Defining Food Quality ( PDF)
  • Manging diseases in your biodynamic garden (PDF)
  • The biodynamic garden around the Summer Solstice (PDF)
  • The Moon and the major 5 rhythms we consider in biodynamic gardening (PDF)
  • Why might we garden biodynamically? (PDF)
  • Rhythms in Nature Part 2 ( PDF)
  • Rhythms in Nature Part 1 ( PDF)
    The biodynamic garden – Rhythms and Relationships between your Soil, Flora and the Sun.
  • Childrens biodynamic activity pack ( PDF)