We consult various Biodynamic® calendars which recommend dates for sowing, cultivation and harvesting based on the movements of the moon and planets. The complexities of these movements are simplified in the calendars by recommending farm practices throughout the rhythms.
Biodynamic calendars associate each day with Earth, Fire, Air and Water symbols, which ultimately provide guidance for farming. The days are noted as Root, Flower, Leaf and Fruit. For example, Fruit Days are recommended for harvesting grapes whereas Root Days may be ideal for pruning.
This method of assigning elements to days is also used in the Old Farmer’s Almanac – which has been used actively since 1792!