Grow your garden with dynamic read

Ever heard of biodynamic gardening? Our current journey through France has shown us many fantastic little gardens everywhere we go. This fits in perfectly with this week’s review on the book “Biodynamic Gardening” by the wonderfully visual company, DK.

So, what is biodynamic gardening, you might ask? Many of us these days have a little side garden and some of us step up into a larger venue that we share with others, as an amateur or a professional. Most of us, keeping up with the times, attempt to do it as natural as possible and everyone has their secrets to share of how to have a better garden. In the last couple of years we have had more and more people ask for books on biodynamic gardening.

We finally looked into it and understand why. Biodynamic gardening is a term coined by philosopher Rudolph Steiner back in 1924 which compiles those multiple fantastic “secret” techniques, and DK presents it in a visually stunning and helpful book. Biodynamic gardening utilizes the natural cycles of our world and careful gardening methods to make your gardens, whether edible or ornamental, even better!

Organic gardeners will love it since many of the methods will blend seamless into their already existing habits, while everyday green thumbs will find all sorts of interesting ways that will help them, too. From learning about soil preparations, cycles of rest, controlling pests, ripening plants, to even how to use lunar cycles to help your garden do its best, there is a bounty of great knowledge in “DK Biodynamic Gardening.”

The book is full of high-quality photographs as well as charts and graphs that are both clear and easy to understand, a specialty of all the DK books. We look forward to hearing how this book helps your gardens!

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Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.

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