The Biodynamic Year

Increasing yield, quality and flavour

Maria Thun

100 helpful tips for the gardener or smallholder

Compiled and edited by Angelika Throll-Keller

Hardbound

$32.00

In The Biodynamic Year, Maria Thun invites us all into her garden and takes us on a planter’s journey through the year. At each point, she shows us how she thinks about her garden, and what she does to make it the verdent paradise that it is.

The book is organized in a one-tip-at-a-time fashion (thank you, Angelika Throll-Keller!), and in so doing, it is amazing the clarity that has been achieved. Between the hundreds of photos and clear drawings and Maria’s text, I found that questions I’d been carrying for years about how or when exactly to do a variety of things were answered fully and completely.

A single reading of The Biodynamic Year has taught me more about gardening than any one book since my first reading of How to Grow More Vegetables way back in the 1970s. Needless to say, I will be going back again and again – it is one of those resources that, now that I have it, I never again want to be without. For that reason, I am also very grateful that the publisher chose to produce the book in a hard binding – I think it might well wear out if softbound.

Clearly, I can’t recommend The Biodynamic Year highly enough. Combine it with Maria Thun’s planting calendar (below), and your garden will grow as never before.

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