Going to plant Strawberries in the spring and have prepared the bed by tilling in some of my compost and covering it with some mulch to keep the weeds at bay. Everything I read on the net about growing strawberries says to add a 10-10-10 fertalizer but I'm trying to go the natural way (and just how did strawberries grow before humans? I'm quite sure the squirrels and rabbits didn't throw fertilizer around.) The compost is primarily leaves and grass clippings with some kitchen scraps. I do have access to a lot of coffee grounds if I need more nitrogen but would like to avoid that if I can.
Any thoughts? Oh, and I live in St. Louis, MO