Vegetable Gardening

Safety in Soil Choice

Anonymous added on April 8, 2018 | Answered

We have had a septic drain field overflow fixed and my husband wants to use that soil in a raised vegetable garden bed. I say it is not safe because of the standing septic water, he says it is safe and good soil. Please help. I'm sure e-coli would be the least of the issues! Thanks!

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Answered on April 9, 2018

No, do not use this soil for gardening.

Serious pathogens in the soil can enter the food.

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