Oregon State University Extension Service


Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

A:

It is critical to keep dogs and cats from pooping on the garden area. Dogs and cats have parasitic pathogens and roundworms which can transfer to humans. Use a fence, smelly soap or some way to distract animals. Key: keep poop out of the garden.

Recommendations:

  • Remove all of the manure.
  • Keep manure out of the garden area.
  • Plant cover crops - blue grass, or fava or red clover. Fallow or growing nothing is the best solution.
  • Plant plants that have a big root system and are large plants, such as tomatoes, green beans, pole beans, peas, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers. 
  • Let the rain clean the soil, add lime at 80 pounds per 1000 sq feet.
  • After one year, then you can plant rooted veggies.

Unfortunately we don't have exact information. After reading 5 articles, there was no article with a university backing.


Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/vegetables/dog-latrine-bad-place-grow-vegetables