My soil began as a soil-less medium, Pro-Mix HP. It was ammended with a complete dry organic fertilizer: Happy Frog Peace-Of-Mind Fruit & Flower 5-8-4, and a non-organic one: Marine Cuisine 10-7-7. I then added a bag of Buckaroo EWC. That worked well.
Using a complete dry organic fertilizer like Happy Frog or Dr. Earth is rather like using "cajun seasoning" rather than paprika, garlic, onion, thyme, mustard and white pepper. Some chefs may think that's cheating, but it works well for me.
Happy Frog Fruit & Flower 5-8-4
Ingredients: Feather Meal, Bone Meal, Hydrolyzed Fish, Fish Meal, Fish Bone Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Sulfate of Potash Magnesia, Blood Meal, Bat Guano, Rock Phosphate, Kelp Meal and Gypsum. Happy Frog Organic Fertilizers include mycorrhizae and humic acid.
My grandfather grew delicious tomatoes, peppers, avocados and apricots. The heart of his garden was his worm pile, which received coffee grounds, fish guts and banana leaves among other things. The product of that worm pile was his soil and his fertilizer. And the worms made good bait.
I purchased a worm farm and 1,000 red wigglers.
My wife and I drink plenty of coffee, so a healthy supply of grounds was at hand. Other things that have gone into the worm bin include: fruit and vegetable peels and scraps, leaves, newspaper, paper egg carton, eggshells, coir, pumice, aloe vera, nettles, cannamulch (roots, stems, leaves, ashtray leavings, roaches, etc.), biochar (pecan, hickory, dogwood and mesquite), used soil, azomite, and rice hulls.
To recycle the resulting soil, which was obviously too precious to just throw away, I ammended it with a bit of Happy Frog POM and some homemade vermicompost in addition to the commercial EWC. That worked even better it seemed.
I repeated the same ammendents for the next round, and began adding significant amounts of rice hulls and some pumice each reammendment to lighten the soil which was becoming heavier. Additionally, I have added a bit of azomite and kelp meal to my regular ammendments.