Gardening for Life the Biodynamic way. by Maria Thun. translated from german. An easy biodynamics reference. A practical introduction to a revolutionary art of gardening, sowing, planting, and harvesting. Biodynamic techniques are based on the recognition that plants are intimately connected with and depend on live, vital soil. These methods also attempt to harmonize with the influences of the moon phases and cosmos as a whole. You will learn the best times to plant various vegetables; how to deal with pests and diseases; ways to build the soil; and the effects of planets and stars on plant growth. Maria Thun is an authority on biodynamics with a lifetime of experience.