Q.Nitrogen Deficiency in Garden
I recently built a raised bed garden and filled it 3/4 with commercial garden compost bought in bulk from a local supplier and 1/4 with bagged garden soil. There is a lot of wood debris in the commercial compost and I feel it may be tying up the nitrogen in the mix. Several soil tests have indicated very low nitrogen levels regardless of how much 10-10-10 fertilizer I use (took care not to add too much). Last year I used they same ratio to build wide rows and all my plants were small, and the yeilds were minimal. How should I correct this problem? All other nutrient levels are fine. I’m concerned about using too much nitrogen high amendments for fear of burning the plants or excess foliar growth.
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This article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/nitrogen-plant-fertilizer.htm