If you are like me you want the wisdom of knowledgeable people to bypass years of learning the hard way. Just by the simple act of listening you can fast forward your goals and be a happier person.
It is in this vein I would like to help and share with people an easier way to find more of Paul Gautschi’s recommendations for plants, seeds, and tools. After all, Paul has been a gardener for over fifty years and has tried many varieties of different fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Paul Gautschi is the man behind the revolutionary Back To Eden Gardening method. Check out my page here to learn more about Paul and Back To Eden Gardening: What Is Back To Eden Gardening?
The most important aspect of gardening is growing the healthiest food you possibly can grow. You can be sure Paul is all about natural and healthy food, as well as tasting good.
I have watched many hours of his videos on YouTube and writing down important recommendations from him. I highly recommend watching the videos that can be found there.
Pruning Tools Paul Gautschi Uses (Back To Eden)
YouTube has many videos of Paul showing how to properly prune apple trees to get the healthiest and biggest production of apples. Check it out man!
Paul uses the Felco Pruning Shears Size F8.
Paul uses and recommends the Samurai Ichiban 13″ Curved Pruning Saw With Scabbard 330.
Where Does Paul Buy Seeds?
Paul recommends buying organic Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO, Heirloom seeds.
These are the company Paul buys from.
Burnt Ridge Nursery Although they don’t sell seeds, Paul actually recommends many fruiting plants from Burnt Ridge and they also have very decent prices.
Paul’s Favorite Blueberry Plant
Paul favorite blueberry plant is the Olympia Blueberry.
He says it is the best tasting one and is a solid producer of berries. This is a medium to medium-large fruit ripening midsummer. Good in zones 5-8.
This blueberry is a little harder to find online or locally unless you live in Washington.
Places To Order Olympia Blueberry Online
Paul’s Best Apple Trees To Grow
Paul is famous for his dwarf different looking apple trees, as seen above. After all, Paul is an arborist and knows his trees.
- Honeycrisp – This is the best keeper out of all the apples, keeping for many months in a cooler. Also a great tasting apple. Pretty easy to find this locally, as well as online.
- Akane – A Japanese variety that is Paul’s favorite for flavor.
- Liberty – Another variety Paul grows in his orchard and recommends people to grow.
- Freedom – Another great variety to grow for yourself and Paul recommends.
- Williams Pride – Early ripening and disease-resistance.
- Sweet Sixteen – A truly sweet apple with many tastes that are associated with this apple variety.
- Tsugaru – Another Japan developed apple that is sweet.
- Cosmic Crisp – This is the newest apple tree Paul has planted and he thinks this is the best one in the world. This is a newly released apple tree and can be purchased online at Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchards.
Paul’s Favorite Asparagus
Paul is very colorfully passionate about this type of asparagus. Paul is always singing the praises of asparagus, for its one of the first plants to show up in spring, as well as being one of the most mineral rich vegetables as well.
Paul often recommends breaking the asparagus off at the crown, not cutting it at ground level. This process stimulates the asparagus to generate new growth and you have more asparagus.
Another particular vegetable Paul often recommends is the Zucchini, to be more clear, the stripe zucchini from Italy and on that matter anything from Italy he is a big fan for. I believe the Zucchini Striato d’Italia has nice vertical stripes and tastes good too, as I have grown it for 2 years now.
I found a company called Seeds from Italy that carry just that seeds from Italy.
How Does Paul Gautschi Deal With Moles?
Paul believes his land is private property and moles are not welcomed. In fact, he says, they are trespassing. Paul requires order and neatness in his garden and moles disturb this balance so he takes care of them by using mole traps. The trap he recommends is the Victor 0631 Out O’Sight Mole Trap. This can be found on Amazon.
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