We recently applied our first BD500 preparation to the vines and our vegetable and fruit garden. As part of our transition to biodynamic farming, we use organic compost made on the farm but this preparation is a potent boost to the holistic wellbeing of the soil and plants.
We took turns as we stirred the mix in one of our wine barrels - this preparation requires stirring for an hour, creating vortexes and changing the direction! Hard work, but worth it. We applied this according the the biodynamic chart on a cool day. This compost preparation improves soil humus and plant growth. We saw a difference in the colour and vitality of our vines immediately.
Thanks to Bloublommetjieskloof for the preparation. We look forward to getting some cows and making our own - a project for 2015 and beyond.