(10-31-2014, 11:29 AM)farmer Wrote: An important point: macro nutrients, these are the three main nutrients you need to have in your soil. 1) nitrogen, this element is needed for all the green growth that you see in all things that are plants (compost from your wide leaf trees . 2) phosphorus, this element is needed for all of the stem growth to support the weight of the fruit (bone meal). the value of this next element/nutrient can not be overlooked amongst all of them, it is the one that grows all buds, flowers, and fruits. The winner nutrients is potassium. Although I feed all of my banana peels to my worm farms, I find more concentrated in sifted hardwood ash than any other thing, plus it is a byproduct from winter heating. Other things than wood ash to seek potassium from: greensand and granite powder
If in the future, I decide to start a veggie garden, I plan to keep it simple.