This summer of the fourth year of drought, we are liberally using the Barrel Compost we made on site in December (see post, Making Barrel Compost). Each fruit day (moon in fire signs) we spray the ground under the grapevines and orchard, and each flower day, moon in air signs) we spray the aromatics.
The vines looked weary and stressed early on, some quite weak, but within two weeks, the leaves greened and evened out in size. Barrel Compost contains all of the biodynamic compost preparations, as well as basalt and biodynamic cow manure. The energies of these preparations allow plants to…Read more