brownthumb78 wrote: So is organic matter (say, manure?) The same as fertilizer? Do I need both if I'm using the miracle gro liquafeed? I also put the peat moss in & mulched so does that matter when it comes to adding the fertilizers & manure? My water is city water. It tastes like metal. I just found out I can look up my local city website & they should have readings from the last water tests so I'll check that out & let u know what it shows. Now for GOOD news, I'm attaching pics of my first ever veggies which are growing well. Yaaa!!