Basil Plants

Toxin in Plastic Containers

Anonymous added on July 1, 2011 | Answered

When planting edible vegetables in plastic containers, such as basil, lettuce or small cherry tomoatos, will the plastic in the container leach into the soil and put toxins in the soil which will be absorbed by the plant?

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Answered on July 2, 2011

Most plastics are safe to use, but if you're really concerned, you can switch to the old ffashioned, but very reliable, clay pots.

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