Vegetable gardens need to be fertilized before planting to keep the soil from being sapped of nutrients. A homemade plant food allows the plants in your garden to produce strong, healthy vegetables. Simply spread a layer of it on top of the prepared garden bed, along with a thin layer of manure, and mix it into the soil with a hand tiller. The standard measurement for this type of plant food is 4 to 6 qts. of fertilizer mix for every 100 square feet of garden plot. All of the ingredients are available at your local gardening center.
Wash and dry a large container with a lid. You'll use this container both for mixing and storing the homemade vegetable food.
Pour 4 parts seed meal, 1/4 part agricultural lime, 1/2 part dolomitic lime and 1/4 part gypsum into the container. Add 1 part kelp meal and 1 part bone meal to the mixture.
Mix the homemade vegetable garden food thoroughly, evenly dispersing the ingredients throughout the mixture.
Snap the lid onto the container and store the plant food in a cool, dry spot until it's time to apply it to your garden plot.