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To eat or not to eat?

Posted by poolecw 7/8 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 18:48

One edge of my lawn is lined with wild blackberries. My septic tank and field line is on the same side of my yard. The blackberries are about 30 feet downgrade from the field lines.

Would you consider these berries safe to eat?

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RE: To eat or not to eat?

If the leachate were at the surface, which it is not, and you were talking about eating carrots fresh from the ground, that might be a different story.

But berries, definitely safe...

RE: To eat or not to eat?

  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 23:54

I eat blackberries, raspberries, red and white currants growing on my septic leach field without blinking.

RE: To eat or not to eat?

Have you ever heard the saying "the grass is always greener over the septic tank:? They are safe.

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