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Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My...

By Ross Penhallegon

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Is ink bad for my vegetables?

Going to start shredding various types of paper--no cardboard--and wondered if the various toners/inks would cause problems with the plants or if the plant would absorb the chemicals and I would end up eating them from the vegetables produced. Looking at onions, potatoes, peppers, cabbage and other...

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Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My...

By Ross Penhallegon