Smoke from Building Fire
Unfortunately, Thursday night, an industrial building behind our house caught fire and burned to the ground. During the fire, a lot of smoke billowed into our yard and engulfed my organic 1000 sq ft garden.
I spoke with someone from the fire dept who said that the building did have water soluble chemicals and heavy metal chemicals in it that were burned up. He said that a specialist told him that the chemicals should *not* have traveled in the smoke and contaminated my crops.
However, I'm scared that my organic garden is ruined. I looked through out the garden for signs of residue or if the plants were acting adversely. Everything "looks" really good. I also sprayed ALL of the plants with tons of water to rinse them.
Do you think my garden is a total loss? Has anyone dealt with something like this before? Should I give samples to the extension service to test? HELP!!! Thanks!