Lead in my herbs??
I'm new here, will try to behave ; )
Just wondering how concerned I should be about lead getting taken up by the herbs I've just planted all around the edges of the building I live in. My next door neighbors apparently had their soil tested and it came back with fairly high lead levels. I can only assume that there's some lead in my soil if I'm so close to their yard. I'm sure the plants will be fine, but will I be okay if I eat them?
For extra credit, are there any specific herbs that are more or less likely to uptake a lot of lead? I've read a few studies that suggest leafy vegetables like lettuce and cabbage are more likely to be problematic than, say tomatoes or eggplants. Since leafs are what I'm after with most herbs, does that mean they're all in the danger zone?
Thanks in advance!