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  • Paul Kristiansen
    September 22, 2019

    Hi Peter
    I think this is an unfair description of organics. Organics also involves “supporting the good” by building soil and enhancing the landscape. Each farmer or gardener uses their own approach.
    I have looked at dozens of papers and reports and there is no consistent evidence the BD performs better than organic farming.
    Cheers, Paul

    • September 29, 2019

      Hi Paul

      I have also looks at many research papers and farms and with my own use firstly with organics for at least 35 years and then over the last 22 years with biodynamics and with a deeper study of its particularly over the last 10, I can speak from my own experience.

      I think its vital to express that biodynamics works best if it is used to potentise sound organic growing methods. This is how I work with it. I know biodynamic farmers who do not work consistently with sounds organic practices and there food growing would indeed not be a good as a very well managed organic farm or garden, but when you combine the two, you get much more soil and plant vitality and a progressive reduction in the need for external inputs.

  • June 22, 2020

    Hi Peter,

    I agree with your explanation of of organics and biodynamics. We farmed and gardened organically for several years before exploring biodynamics (over 25 years ago) and felt is gave us another realm of understanding and set of principles and applications we could use to improve the soil and plant health on our farm. We are currently trialling applying the BD preparations directly to the seeds when planting our crops as a seed dressing. With timely rain events our crops look fabulous, the best we have observed for many years. What are your thoughts on using the preps as a seed dressing?

    • July 22, 2020

      Hi Judy,
      Thanks for your comments. I sometimes soak my seeds in the BD soil activator before planting. I tend tend to leave liquid some when I am putting it out on the soil and if I have a lot of seeds to plant I will soak them overnight before planting them. This is for vegetable crops. I have observed it speeds up germination, but you need to be careful not to leave them in the water too long.

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