Biodynamic preparations are made by fermenting animal, plant and mineral substances. These preparations are then sprayed on soil, on plants or put in the compost pile to help to improve the fertility of the soil and the health of plants, animals and people. Descriptions are followed by a price list and ordering information.
BD 500: Horn Manure
Cow horns are filled with cow manure and buried in soil from the Fall to the Spring Equinox. The forces from this preparation are transferred to water by stirring for one hour. The preparation is then sprayed using a coniferous branch or a sprayer. 500 promotes root activity and bacterial growth; regulates lime and nitrogen; releases trace elements; and stimulates seed germination.
BD 501: Horn Silica
Cow horns are filled with ground quartz and buried in soil from the Spring to the Fall Equinox. Thee forces from this preparation are transferred to water by stirring for one hour. The preparation is then sprayed using a coniferous branch or a sprayer. 501 enhances photosynthesis, crop color, aroma, flavor and keeping quality.
Fungus control tea
BD 508: Equisitum arvense/Horsetail
1 cup of dried Horsetail is simmered in 1 gallon of water for one hour. The resulting tea is then diluted 1:9 and then sprayed on plants to prevent fungal disease.
Compost preparations (inserted in compost pile)
BD 502: Achillea millifolium/Yarrow
A stag bladder is filled with yarrow and hung in the sun from the Spring to Fall Equinox. The bladder is then buried from the Fall to Spring equinox. 502 attracts trace elements and helps plants to optimize their nutritional uptake.
BD 503: Matricaria chamomilla/German chamomile
A cow intestine is filled with chamomile blossoms. The resulting “sausage” is then buried from the Fall to the Spring Equinox. 503 stabilizes nitrogen in the compost pile and also stimulates soil microorganisms.
BD 504: Urtica dioica/Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle leaves are collected in the early summer, place in a clay container and buried in the soil for one year. fermented in clay tile in soil. 504 vitalizes and enlivens the soil.
BD 505: Quercus robur/Oak bark
Ground-up bark is place in the x cavity of a cow skull and buried from the Fall to the Spring Equinox in a pit exposed to a regular flow of water, for example at the side of a creek or spring. 505 combats plant disease—particularly fungal infections.
BD 506: Taraxacum officinale/Dandelion
Dandelion flowers are wrapped in cow mesentery and buried in the soil from the Fall to the Spring Equinox. 506 regulates potassium and silicon.
BD 507: Valeriana officinalis/Valerian
Valerian flowers are pressed and the liquid is fermented in bottle. 507 stimulates the use of phosphorus by the soil.
To order biodynamic preparations, please see price list.