By the way, you can also “vermicompost” – shred your newspapers, and chop up non-meat/fatty kitchen scraps, plus eggshells and coffee grounds, and put them in a large sweater box full of “red wriggler” worms, for the finest compost on earth. Don’t worry - it only smells like wet paper.
Instead of using commercial fertilizers and plant food, why not use some scraps from your kitchen that would otherwise end up in the trash or compost bin to amend and improve your garden soil naturally? Inexpensive and easy, these are my favorite ways to get my garden ready for spring planting. Eggshells, banana peels, Epsom salts, coffee grounds. Find out more at http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2016/06/7-ways-to-improve-your-garden-soil.html