I just moved into a new apartment with a sidewalk planting strip and flower bed. The problem is the soil is teh worst I ahve ever seen, grey, hard, rocky subsoil with only old tissues and cigarette butts for organic material. I'd like to plant it this spring but need to add some compost ASAP. I live in Seattle, have only a small hatchback so hauling large amounts is not possible. Any suggestions for sources of compost/ compostables/ soil additions I can add? I guess I don't have to explain on this forum that the key word here is FREE.
I've already gathered a few large bags of wild peas and dug them in. I'm also looking actively for a source of horse poo. I also have a worm bin but I killed off the worms somehow ( see post in vermiculture forum)(Sorry, no humanuer allowed here). Any ideas? Thanks! I'm happy to find this forum.