Biodynamics

Rudolf Steiner

Making Preps at Bu Farm

Biodynamic Preparation Wheel

BIODYNAMIC PREPS SHEET #1

Breakdown of the preps: Soil Specific

Pure sea water – perfectly balanced natural mineral solution containing up to 92 minerals, plus thousands of enzymes and aerobic bacteria. The minerals in sea water are in liquid crystalloid state, which pass easily through plant membranes.

The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt – 250 million year old sea mineral deposit from an ancient sea – now buried in a mountain range in the Himalayas. This salt contains 84 minerals which are in balanced proportion and are complementary with pure sea water. This salt has been extensively studied for its therapeutic qualities and the findings have been described in detail in the book Water and Salt: The Essence Of Life.

 

Humus – from biodynamic [bd] preparation # 500 and barrel compost. The functions of humus are well understood – the biodynamic versions are very powerful and aid in stimulating biological processes and healing the soil.

Silica – from biodynamic preparation # 501. Silica helps enhance the light metabolism of plants, aiding in the resistance to fungal dis-ease and chewing insects. The bd 501 also helps to encourage the growth of mycorrhizal fungus within the soil.

Yarrow – from biodynamic preparation # 502. Yarrow is a powerful healing herb and will help to restore damaged and exploited soil by enabling a deeper connection to the cosmic environment. It acts as a biocatalyst with a stimulating effect on plants’ use of sulfur and potassium.

Chamomile – from biodynamic preparation # 503. Chamomile helps stabilize nitrogen and aids in balancing silica and potassium in the soil. As in humans, chamomile is ‘soothing’ and aids in the digestive properties of soil and compost.

Stinging Nettle – from biodynamic preparation #504. Nettles prevent nitrogen from evaporating and enhance vegetative growth of all plants, especially during dry weather. The nettles preparation brings “intelligence” to the soil or compost, enabling plants to get what they need from their surrounding environment. Nettles tea is used as a flavor enhancer for crops.

White Oak Bark – from biodynamic preparation # 505. Extremely rich in calcium – approximately 78%. This preparation aids in the prevention and healing of plant dis-ease via the watery element.

Dandelion – from biodynamic preparation #506. Dandelion regulates the relationship between silica and potassium in the plant. Dandelion preparation brings awareness to the plants environment and helps it’s dis-ease immunity.

Valerian – from biodynamic preparation # 507. Valerian assists plants in finding their right relation to phosphorus. Biodynamic valerian also brings in the catalyzing effects of warmth to the soil and plants.

Equisetum arvense -(Meadow Horsetail) – from biodynamic preparation # 508. This tea is used to prevent fungal diseases through the mechanism of promoting the mycorrhizal fungus in the soil. This helps control the watery forces to prevent fungus

Putting Preps into the Windrows

BIODYNAMIC PREPS SHEET #2

 

Biodynamic Preparations –Cosmic Specific
PREPARATION 500 - COW HORN MANURE –
Cow horns (in contrast to the antler's horns) retain formative astral-etheric forces and send them back into the digestive system.

PREPARATION 501 - HORN SILICA –
The distant planets - Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are involved in forming the nourishing substances in plants via silica. Silica makes the plant receptive to the expanses of the Universe.

PREPARATION 502 – YARROW -

Achillea millefolium Plants, in order to grow properly, need to have a certain ability to sense and perceive. What a plant does not perceive it cannot put to use.

PREPARATION 503 - GERMAN CHAMOMILE -

Matricaria chamomilla Elements that are necessary for plant growth include potash, calcium and various compounds of calcium. Chamomile draws the effects of calcium.

PREPARATION 504- STINGING NETTLE -

Urtica dioica'...The stinging nettle is the greatest benefactor of plant growth, it can hardly be replaced by any other plant. It contains sulfur which plays an important part in assimilating and incorporating the spiritual.

PREPARATION 505 - OAK BARK -

Quercus robur'...The plant that contains plenty of calcium is the oak. Seventy-seven percent of its substance consists of finely distributed calcium. Oak bark, in particular, represents a kind of intermediate product between the plant and the living earth element. Of the many form in which calcium can appear, the calcium structure of oak bark is the most ideal.

PREPARATION 506 – DANDELION -

Taraxacum officinale'...Silicic acid is needed to draw in the cosmic factor, and a thorough interaction must come about between the silicic acid, and the plant as the potassium. We have to enliven the soil through manuring so that it can facilitate this interaction.

PREPARATION 507 – VALERIAN -

Valeriana officinalis...press the blossoms from the valerian plant and greatly dilute the extract with warm water. The extraction can be done any time and can be stored. If this diluted valerian juice is applied to the manure...

PREPARATION 508- EQUISETUM -

Equisetum arvense'... when the Moon influences are too strong the soil is overly enlivened and the vitality works too strongly from below... because of the effect of the Moon...

Prep Box and the Windrows