Weed killer in the veg garden

jazzersaxmanJuly 30, 2009

I just had a landscaper clean up my yard and he began spraying the weeds(he said RoundUp)in my veg garden...I stopped him after I saw him right next to my tomatos...I am nervous that he sprayed in my garden and that the chemical will make it so I shouldn't eat my tomatos...what should I do??? The landscaper said this breaks down in 2-3 days and is fine, but what should I think...


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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Your plants will not be poisoned by the use or RoundUp, since it is sprayed lightly on the foliage of the plants that are needing to be eliminated. There is NO reason for this chemical to ever touch the soil, whatsoever. However, even the smallest amount of mist can cause damage to desirable plants. Keep an eye out on your tomatoes and others for signs.

I personally feel that weeds in the veggie garden should be hand weeded and you should certainly remind him of that the next time he comes to your yard.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 1:39PM
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Thanks for the input. The grass has just started to die around the tomato plants. He might have caught a few leaves of the tomatoes but overall just the grass. I totally agree that weeds should be hand weeded...that's why I am so concerned - I never use chemicals near my veg garden...

Thanks again.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 6:35AM
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