I got a great gardening tip from a coworker a few years ago. It’s so obvious – but one of those things I just never thought of.
Instead of buying plant food or fertilizer, simply catch rain water and store it in jugs. You can use it to supplement your plants between rainfall. The last time it rained really good, I set out large containers to catch the rain and was able to fill 9 jugs with rain water. Since I started alternating between tap water and rainwater, and my plants are all incredibly happy and lush green. It has really helped me keep some fresh herbs around throughout the winter.
I haven’t bought plant food in two years, and I may never need to again!