Personal Life - As a design student, I spend more time brewing coffee than I do sleeping. Did you know that coffee grounds are a great source of nutrients for plants when added to soil?! I always try to make use of my grounds!
SECRET Fertilizer :) My fertilizing cocktail consists of mixing 1/2 bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can (1-2 gallons). I do this to ALL my vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks! Dont waste too much money on the beer. Cheapest still works great -- plants arent picky!
apply ash only to those areas of the garden, that benefit from sweet soil, such as some vegetables, lavender and lilacs. Do not apply it to plants that need acid soil, such as rhodos. You can also compost ashes—just be sure it doesn't make up more than 5% of your total compost pile. Fall is the best time to distribute ash in the garden; that way it can settle in and release its nutrients the following spring. Generally ash is applied every 2 yrs.