Urban gardening

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P. K.

I live in apartments in Vancouver and started growing some veggies this year on a small patch adjacent to the building parking lot. It is relatively old building and everybody parks their car outside and the garden is just surrounded by cars, but otherwise soil is quite well isolated and sits a few feet above pavement. The plot was not used to grow anything for years, but it seems everything planted this season, like zucchini, squash, beans, tomatoes and peppers grow well, are green and happy. Now my only concern is how safe to eat all that produce coming from this garden patch. I know gas does not contain lead these days, but it seems there are still quite a few toxins in the air from all those cars starting engines in the morning. What would you suggest to do in this situation. Thank you!

Saturday 17 September 2011 08:40:40 pm