My garden is growing well. (Thank You Lord!!!) I've been learning as I go and one newly learned item is that fertilizer is my friend. Sorta. I'm learning that each plant has it's own needs and likes. Some are heavy feeders. Some like acid soil like my blueberries. If you give too much of some stuff to some, you'll just get lots of leaves and no tubers, ect, ect., ect. I'm keeping a log of details of what each plant likes and my experiences in growing it this year. That way if something were to happen to me, my family still has the knowledge. But, I got to thinking, what would I do if I couldn't buy miracle grow? Well, fertilizer originally came in the form of manure, right? But unlike the fertilizer I buy (12-12-12, or 10-0-10 ) manure only comes in one strength. You can store plant and soil amendments, but eventually you will need replacements. What do you do now for fertilizer and to meet the individual needs of the plants you grow? What are your plans for if you can't buy fertilizer? What can be done for plants that like acid soil?