Yes, as I have to leave so often during the summer. Probably why I like the organic products. As far as building the soil, in my raiied beds I lose 1-3 inches a year of organic mass. It’s amazing how much plants pull out of the ground. You can watch the bed soil levels go down. I refill in the fall. Whatever I have, old potting soil, leaves, grass, cardboard etc. I try to balance the green and the brown,
I do for seedlings under lights too. I have uses for chemical fertilizers, just I tend to use a lot less these days. The quick release organics are too expensive per dose. I don’t use Miracle Grow, i prefer various products, like Dynamite time release (9 months), most plants require a 3-1-2 NPK, this is in general and Dynamite and also Foliage Pro have these ratios, and both have full trace elements. I like to use the the time release on seedlings or rooted cuttings I sell or trade. I use the Foliage Pro for veggie seedlings I start indoors. I don’t really see much if any difference on your methods and mine. I use what works well, I really don’t care about organic or not, I care what fits my needs, and I’m finding it’s mostly organics. I also use chemical at the end of the year for some things, as organics can last for a long time, and I only need the nitrogen for short term. Like on pepper plants, I push them with chemicals to produce to the last minute. When cooking I often go out and pick fresh, like peppers and cherry tomatoes for a salad tonight, Lettuce also. All harvested and served. We had ravioli in homemade tomato sauce with heavy amounts of hardneck garlic from the garden and fresh basil from the garden too. I try to do this daily. At least one item from the garden daily. I also served smoothies with Nectaplum and Arctic Glo nectarines (fantastic!). A good day! Yeah peppers in the salad were Yellow Monster, what a great pepper plant. It produces oversized yellow thick walled bell peppers that are very sweet, as sweet as those little peppers they sell. The plant produces late, but many peppers, very impressive, love this one. It also is drought tolerant (peppers will not shrivel in dry conditions), very resistant to BER, and foliage diseases (never seen any). Spanish Mammoth is another great cultivar with the same features except the peppers are red.