15 Apr '11, 1pm

How to Grow Biodynamic Tomatoes in a Home Garden: Biodynamic growing involves some mystical notions about the in...

Biodynamic farming goes beyond organic growing, which deals with boosting soil health through composting rather than the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Organic growing methods have a good basis in science, which shows that healthy soils are more drought- and pest-tolerant, and may even produce more nutritious crops. Biodynamic growers believe the phases of the moon, among other more mystical influences, have a role, too. The Daily Green asked Kiva Bottero, who has worked on biodynamic and organic farms and publishes TheMindfulWord.org , a "journal of engaged living and mindfulness," to explain the idea behind biodynamic gardening, and offer some tips for home growers interested in trying it out on this year's tomato crop.

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/latest/biodynami...

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