So, I've been vegetable/herb gardening for a few years now, and this year I decided to start growing in raised beds. I filled the raised beds with the following mixture:
~ 30% Peat Moss
~ 30% Perlite
~ 15% Municipal compost
~ 15% Composted manure (Cow, Sheep) & Worm Castings
I let it sit for a couple of months, and I did a soil test the other day (Cheap McKenzie 4-Vial kit); my readings were:
N: Very High
P: Very Low
I'm afraid that the high nitrogen will result in too much foliage and little viable budding/production.
Short of dumping a pile of water into the beds to flush some of the nitrogen out or digging in a bunch of saw dust to slowly (I assume) absorb the excess, is there anything that I can do that would in the short-term reduce the Nitrogen, or am I just getting excited about something that I should really wait and see if it actually becomes an issue?