Gemini: Working with the Moon

Gemini: Working with the Moon It’s a “flower” day, the moon in Gemini, an air sign, and ideal for working with aromatics. This morning we are pruning the lavender  back into the little mounds in which it will stay for the next ten months. It is important to finish this pruning now so the plants… Read more »

Bud Break: Beginning, Again

The season’s fruit and leaves are all wrapped up in this baby bundle.             This week the Chardonnay vines are pushing tiny buds, some already unfolding to reveal miniature leaves and future grape bunches, baby bundles of the season’s riches. Today we begin the Biodynamic sprays. The moon is in… Read more »

Scheduling Spring Biodynamic Sprays

Using Thun calendar to schedule sprays on our work calendar. In March and April, I schedule our biodynamic sprays for the season using Maria Thun’s Sowing and Planting Calendar. In the spring we spray the aromatics with horned quartz (“501”) three times on moon sign flower days, once each in Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. The… Read more »