Daffodils and vegetables together?

hum_alongMarch 10, 2013

Hello all. I read that daffodil bulbs are poisonous if ingested, but can they adversely affect vegetables growing nearby? In the fall I "temporarily" put the daffodils bulbs in my raised veggie bed and promptly forgot about them until they sprouted. Not sure if it is okay to plant edibles now. Thank you for any info.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Daffodils will not poison the edibles in your garden. Just don't dig up the bulbs by accident and put them in a stew.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 6:34PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Yeah it isn't a problem unless you eat them.

Dave

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 6:42PM
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NilaJones(7b)

I have grown them mixed together for 30 years and my family are still alive :).

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 8:02PM
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little_minnie(zone 4a)

It might even keep voles away.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 8:56PM
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denninmi(8a)

It doesn't work that way. Toxins don't migrate out of one plant and be absorbed by another. The only type of issue with absorbed toxins, to my knowledge, is with things like heavy metals and organic chemicals from industrial and agricultural contamination.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 9:44PM
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hum_along

Thank you for all the responses. It seems there is a study out on a daily basis that says one thing or another is toxic to us, so just wanted to check. Here's to everyone having a fantastic growing season!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 4:16PM
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