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Community Garden on reclaimed parking lot

Posted by Roy2learn (My Page) on
Mon, May 13, 13 at 11:48

I was going to garden through a local community garden but after I tilled my bed I found a lot of gravel like from a layer of gravvel that is put in under a blacktop. I also found some pieces of asphalt, or blacktop. The garden is on land that was once a part of a parking lot. Now it is grass. I do not think I want to chance that it is safe to grow food in. There are contaminants in blacktop Right!

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RE: Community Garden on reclaimed parking lot

What about doing raised beds on top instead of tilling the ground? That way there's a barrier (newspaper to block out weeds) and you have the soil you want because you put it in there. Raise it deep like at least 8 inches. Just a suggestion.

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