• How Does Your Garden Grow?

    by  • 8 May 2020 • Biodynamics, Gardening • 0 Comments

    Dear Friends,

    We hope that you are keeping well, that the weather has been kind and you’ve been enjoying time in your gardens and allotments.

    Over the past few weeks some of the Floris team have been busy planting and growing. Above, we’ve shared pictures from our own efforts at home! 

    We’ve gathered below a selection of our favourite books to help you get the best from what you grow, which we hope you will find helpful.

    Happy gardening!

    Best wishes,

    From the Floris Books team

    PS join our Biodynamics mailing list here for information on new books, exclusive discounts and a free book every time you order on our website.


    How do you develop living, fertile soil? Which treatments are best for controlling weeds, pests and disease? Discover the answer to these questions and more with the help of A Biodynamic Manual: Practical Instructions for Farmers and Gardners by Pierre Masson.

    Discover everything you need to know about the types of plants known as weeds, how they grow and what they can tell us about soil health – Weeds and What they Tell Us by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer.

    Companion Plants and How to Use Them by Helen Philbrick and Richard B. Gregg is a comprehensive A-Z of which plants affect each other, both favourably and unfavourably, when grown close together.

    Books for budding gardeners

    Teach children about how fruit and nuts grow with How Does My Fruit Grow by Gerda Muller. Full of beautiful and fascinatingly detailed illustrations this simple story is perfect for teaching children where food comes from.

    Discover fun and practical activities to do in the garden every month of the year, from growing flowers and vegetables, to spotting birds and tracking the weather with Green Fingers and Muddy Boots: A Year in the Garden for Children and Families by Ivor Santer.

    Have you tried our new Biodynamic Gardening Calendar app?

    Whether you’re growing in a garden or on an allotment, small-holding or farm, this app will help you find the ideal dates and times to plant, sow and tend your plants. The app is based on data from the Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar we publish annually.

    Ready to dig a little deeper?

    Want to learn more about biodynamic gardening? Our friends at the Biodynamic Association have produced a number of introductory videos to help get you started. Visit their YouTube channel here.

    You can also become a member of their Biodynamic Gardening Club. The club is for everyone curious about the biodynamic approach and practices, and who might like to learn more about how to create their own havens of biodynamic vitality and biodiversity – above and below ground.

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