God's Cheat Code for Biblical Gardening

Not all trees are good. The tree exists to serve me. I don't exist to serve a tree. If the tree is no good, it's outta here.

Ideas you won't hear in most horticulture classes. That's because listening to God is Rule #1 of Back to Eden gardening. A no-till, heavy mulch, beginner-friendly method designed to bring you peace, love, health and happiness.

What would Jesus do? Well, for one thing, God doesn't install any greenhouses. The forests grow just fine.

Even guys with greenhouses will admit it's much more important to keep the roots warm than the plant, and they use a mulch to do it, or bring compost into the greenhouse to keep the roots warm.

So keep the roots warm. How do you do that? Give them a jacket. Mulch. This could be wood or hay, depending on what's best in your area.

But if you have enough mulch that's composting on the ground (which is free) then you won't need a greenhouse. Having a deep, rich, airy topsoil is the right answer. It's the cheat code. Strip-ming the soil with tractors does the exact opposite, and produces weakness, kills nutrition, and requires lots of external irrigation, leaving you vulnerable to flooding.

I'd like you to meet Meet Paul Gautschi. Can you trust him? Here's what he says about the creator of this world and higher education. "The textbooks are all liars."

If you're anything like me, you'll probably forget everything veteran gardener Paul Gautschi says about gardening. You might forget it several times per year. How often do we forget? Church services are held every week and we still forget.

But I've never forgotten to take a mental note to listen to him again. Over the course of 60 years of gardening, he works less and less while his garden produces more and more. He has too much abundance. Enough to feed all his frequent guests such as visitors, animals, even bears, but never runs out.

Here's how high an endorsement I'm making of his stuff. If he says it, you should listen, take notes, refer to the notes, try what he suggests, and when it gives you great results, never question it.

Easier said than done. Our nature is to let the world deceive us and to ignore the still, small voice of God. Everything I said about market gardening is true. But it's also a lot of work.

In nature, nothing dies in the winter. The animals don't stop eating. Many animals eat only one thing their whole lives and get plenty of nutrients from it. If your chickens won't eat it, it's poison. If you have to put ketchup on it for it to taste good, it's dead.Much of what's sold in the stores is dead. 

If something doesn't taste like it came from Grandma's garden, it's not food. When we started using chemicals in farming, everything stopped tasting like food, and didn't realize we'd lost everything.

Re-planting. In nature, plants don't replant themselves very often. When they do, they very rarely use a tractor to do it.

The forest doesn't water itself with a sprinkler system, and the giant sequoias are doing just fine. They're thousands of  years old. Their roots are insulated from wild fire and cold and drought and dustbowls, and nobody had to restore them.

After the Mount Saint Helens blast, Wayerhouser didn't re-seed the forest in the blast zone with lumber. But it all grew back immediately without man's intervention. This is a miracle from God, but there are still no volcano horticulture classes in any universities.

You've been lied to about frost. About re-planting, about pruning, about nutrients by an enemy who knows God places a high degree of importance on the food you eat, and therefore seeks to destroy your access to it by deceiving all the farmers.

God helps us.

Conquering the myth of soil compaction and bed preparation, free from yard waste. Started with wood chips, but doesn't need them anymore. Why he layers, never mixes.

Why the man best-known for wood chips doesn't use wood chips anymore.

Carrots taste better when you grow them in winter, and they are easily pulled right out of the ground. 

With God's favorite soil, most weeds just don't germinate when you don't water them. And nothing lives without the light, so throwing mulch on top kills them. Weeds pull easily out of aerated soil. One form of soil accomplishes all these things for you. 

Paul's decades of knowledge contradicts nearly everything I've shown you about greenhouses, market gardening, drip irrigation lines, chicken-prepped garden beds and many other things I've recently shown you. 

And in my opinion, it's perfect for fire-and-forget survival gardening, freeing up your time to do other things.

He shows you the easiest known way to graft new varieties into a fruit tree and how quickly it bears fruit. (The same year.)

Less work = more abundance. The more work you do, the more you mess up God's design. 

Paul also shows you the best fertilizer in the world, and derives wisdom from the instruction manual of the creator to give glory to God. 

Of course, there are tons of details about how much you can remove from a tree at one time.

How to restore gut fauna when experiencing digestive illness:

"Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities" - 1 Tim 5:23

Why Curtis Stone doesn't do Back to Eden gardening for commercial gardening. I'll save you ten minutes. He says especially in the harvesting step, it doesn't make sense without using machines. 

If you're in pursuit of money, Stone shows you how to do that. If you're in pursuit of nutrition, Paul follows God, not horticultural orthodoxy.

James Prigioni's got three food forests, using Back to Eden gardening.

"You've probably heard it. You reap what you sow. But you don't just reap what you sow." ... "You reap a lot more." ... One seed may produce many tomatoes and each tomato is packed with seeds.

Biography abot Paul Dautschi
Growing Food God's Way: Paul Gautschi Grows Superior Food With Much Less Work

This method is truly amazing. Although not necessarily ideal for market gardening, where you want to grow fast, make money, and scale up to planting and harvesting thousands of plants rapidly by hand.

But you're allowed to have more than one method. One for your kitchen garden and one for your profit-producing acre, financed by the sales and pre-sales of chickens, which is the cheapest and easiest way to start in your own back yard, or even on someone else's land. Because there's too much land, but not enough farmers.


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