garden doing great,fertilizer question

VTGardner(4)July 13, 2012

Hi,I'm having a great gardening year,however I do have one issue with my vegetable garden,the odor from the fertilizer,I till my dog and cats feces into the soil,it seems to work amazingly good,however the odor is becoming hard to handle ,is there anything i can do to help relieve this problem?

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howelbama(7 NJ)

Are you not worried by the toxoplasmosis parasite that is likely in your cat's fecal matter???

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 6:42PM
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VTGardner(4)

omg i never thought of that..is my whole garden unsafe?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:15PM
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VTGardner(4)

i gave my neighbors some squash and beets,now i feel horrible

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:18PM
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howelbama(7 NJ)

As long as you are washing the produce well, it shouldn't be much of a problem. But I would stop using the dog and cat waste as fertilizer. It's one thing for a stray cat to poop in your garden, but using it as a direct fertilizer is not recommended. Especially considering their diets are full of meats which don't fully digest and are contained in their waste which then takes a while to break down... Probably where the stink is coming from....

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:25PM
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howelbama(7 NJ)

. Hmmmmmmm???

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:35PM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

Howl....What the????????????

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:35PM
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pnbrown

I smell a troll, fee, fie, foe, fum......

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 9:48PM
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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

That's nasty.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 12:11AM
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