Raised Garden Beds
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What is the bad news about Cat pooping in raised bed?

Zone 90265 | Michele Swain added on June 20, 2018 | Answered

The CAT is pooping in the raised bed; what are the consequences?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 20, 2018

Actually most of the content of cat poop is similar to that of other animals — cows, birds, etc. that we pay others to collect. I am not promoting cat feces as a fertilizer, but it isn't the end of the world either. The balances of nitrogen, potassium and potash aren't quite the same, digging up cat feces is not a pleasant gardening experience and there is the slim risk of infection.
Cat feces also contain parasites for roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm. However, if gardeners wear gloves, wash their hands and rinse and wash any harvested crops, they will greatly decrease any chance of infection.

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