Hello, I have a few questions regarding the quality of soil. I am starting a vegetable garden for the first time. I have already chopped and tilled the ground on about a 25'x25' section that I am planning to use to grow my vegetables and fruits.
My question is, is there another way of getting the proper amount of nutrients into the soil instead of buying a bunch of compost or garden soil bags and spreading them out over my soil? By no means am I scared of the work as I tilled the ground by hand and expect to have to work hard to reap the deserved benefits as with everything in life, but rather the expense to put 3 plus inches of compost/garden soil out over my 25'x25' area. I have read about the x-x-x fertilizers but am not sure if this is sufficient.
I have just sent my soil off to be tested but in the mean time bought a home test kit from HD. My Nitrogen is way low, and my potassium is low. Also, my Ph is a little high which I understand how to bring that down.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.