and the fact that I actually witnessed them pulling a three foot tall Tomato plant straight underground -just like in the cartoons.
I gave up that year. We had tried EVERYTHING to make the garden work, we battled bunnies, birds, squirrels and now the Voles. I threw in the towel and replaced the garden with a sandbox.
Now, I am in a unique position to start all over - in a location further from the open space, guarded on 2 sides by house and patio and the other two by rock beds. Thus giving us a much better chance for success.
What could possibly be holding me back?
This location is -
The Dog Run.
For 8 years one sometimes 2 dogs used this for a bathroom/playroom. Now the ground was covered with many inches of gravel, the excrement picked up regularly etc...but
I CAN'T GET PAST IT!
So I ask you...is it gross to grow and eat veggies from a garden planted where dogs once relieved themselves?
We would of course churn in some new soil but the old stuff would still be there.
Anyone have any true scientific backing in support of or against?