new veg gargen from contaminated lawn

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Joe Harte asked 12 years ago

Hi Gerry, I want to start a new vegetable garden from a rough lawn. The problem is that the garden is used by 2 dogs and it is contaminated with dog poo. Can I ever grow veg there (I have obvious health concerns) and if so how do I prepare the soil? Many thanks, josephp

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Yes, there is always a concern about dogs soiling a garden. It would be a good idea to clear any obvious contamination and then to dig the ground. Animal manure breaks down in soil … hard to know how long it would take to be clear to be completely safe but it might be as well to leave it for a few months at least, but it is definitey not contaminated for ever.