Start With Compost
The first step to easy gardening is creating the right soil food.
The most nutritionally advanced plant food comes from your garbage. In outdoor compost bins, alternate layers of protein-free organic matter (from kitchen parings to shredded paper) with soil and dry leaves. Keep it moist and turn it every few days to speed up the biodegrading. In six to eight weeks you’ll have the black, high-nutrient stuff your plants love.