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Q.We Are Planning To Place A Raised Vegetable Garden Over Soil Where Dog Poo Has Been Buried And Decomposed. Is This Safe As I Under

Zone 2120 | theyogs1@optusnet.com.au added on August 27, 2022 | Answered

stand dog poo cannot be used as a fertiliser, will it leach up into the raised vegie garden? we have a “poo Pit” which we move around, the dog poo is buried underground and the poo obviously breaks down over time, sometimes with the help of lime.

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Answered on August 29, 2022

As long as your raised bed soil is NOT touching the ground soil in any way then this could be safe. However, if your raised bed soils touch your ground soils, then you will be putting yourself and family at risk of deadly bacteria and diseases. The recommendation is letting the soil remain untouched for 120 days before planting anything, but if there will be more pet poop near the area, then this will never be safe for planting.

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