I’ve been working for a couple of days a week in a large walled garden growing flowers alongside Mat who grows the vegetables –pretty darned well I must say. Anyway this year we were told by our employers that they wanted the garden run Biodynamically. I was overjoyed as had been planting by the moon for a long time and had seen how much stronger everything grew and wanted to learn more about the subject .Mat wasn’t so pleased, but was kind of curious and did what he was told. We duly bought a Maria Thun calendar which we look at in our potting shed every morning over a cuppa discussing what needs doing in the garden.
Anyway Mat sowed a couple of rows of early carrots in the polytunnel ( on a Root day) several months ago and was moaning that there was no sign of them germinating. I suggested he watered them with our Carrot essence just to remind them that they had to grow into strong healthy carrots. I was partly joking but we thought it was worth a go. So he watered half the carrots with a dropperful of Carrot essence and the other half with normal water – just once, after that he watered as normal. Many weeks later still no sign of anything.
And then, today lo and behold they had come up and ,you guessed it, the half that had been watered with the essence came up quite significantly bigger and with a higher rate of germination than the others. I have photo evidence .
Of course it is early days yet –they are only just poking through the silver sand but even I was impressed- the difference is quiet marked and of course I will keep you posted through Facebook and Twitter to see how they progress .
And now I want to make essences of all the other vegetables. We already have an Apple combination essence (called The Path Ahead) which would be great for watering stressed Apple trees and to help them resist disease. And I (and many people we know) have been putting a dropperful of our A&E essence (very similar to Rescue Remedy)in the watering can when watering transplants to help with the stress.
Not only does this show how essences can be used on plants but also removes some of the anti essence brigades ‘placebo effect’ argument against why essences work.
So watch this space guys –vegetable growing is about to go to a whole new level !!
And of course for all thoses flower growers out there you can use the specific flower essences to give your flowers a boost….
(I haven’t worked out how to attach photos to this blog yet but if you want to see proof please email me firstname.lastname@example.org)