The Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac 2024
North American Edition
The original, and still the best, biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 62nd year. Shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting plants and crops. All in times shown in EST.
The Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac 2024: North American Edition has been adapted for Eastern Standard Time dates and times.
The original biodynamic sowing and planting almanac, now in its 62nd year. The easy-to-view layout features detailed planting, tending and harvesting information to help growers maximize the yield and vitality of crops and plants. Trusted by generations of farmers and gardeners, the ultimate biodynamic calendar features:
√ The clear, user-friendly layout makes it simple to plan what to do and when
√ Space is dedicated to detailed explanations of the recommended activities, which helps you get the best from what you grow
√ Detailed planting, tending, and harvesting information maximizes the yield and flavor of crops and plants
√ Solar and lunar events, as well as details on planetary aspects are provided dedicated space
√ The pull-out wallchart can be displayed in a barn, shed, or greenhouse as a quick reference
√ The lay-flat spine makes it easy to consult the Almanac during planning, keep your place and make notes
√ Recycled FSC paper and the print process using plant-based inks reduces chemical emissions and makes this almanac easier to recycle
This trusted sowing and planting almanac will become a reliable companion that helps both seasoned growers and those just starting out to get the best possible harvest and healthiest foods.
“This little paperback is essential for all organic gardeners. It is the original annual biodynamic planting guide. Incredibly condensed amounts of information are available [here].... Illustrated throughout with some lovely photos and clear diagrams.”— Organicfood.co.uk
“This little paperback calendar is the original of its kind and essential for all organic gardeners. An established following ensures good sales of this useful guide, which has a special feature on the care of bees.”— Bookseller Buyers' Guide
C O N T E N T S:
What are the basic principles of the almanac?
How do I use the almanac?
What’s shown in the almanac?
Times and symbols
I’d like to understand the astronomy in more detail
Why are other astronomic events important?
Converting to local time
More tips inspired by biodynamics
Animal and insect pests; fungal problems
Sowing and felling times for trees and shrubs
Maria Thun (by Titia Thun)
The barrel preparation (by Titia Thun and Friedrich Thun)
The tree bark preparation (by Titia Thun and Friedrich Thun)
Further reading and biodynamic associations