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
Ingredients for Making Perfect Vegetable Stock... We always keep a "stock bag" in the freezer for making broth from trimmings. Just don't use peels of non-organic produce like onions, carrots & potatoes or you get pesticide broth. Ick.