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Will cat feces hurt my veggie garden?


By Jeanna

Jakarta, Indonesia Id

Just started a new veggie garden, and my cats use it as a litter box. So can I still eat the veggies?



We have cats that use the veggie garden and we still eat the veggies.

30 Apr, 2009


net the area,or push twigs into the ground to stop this .
don't you wish cat owners would provide litter trays .....................steve

30 Apr, 2009


personally i wouldnt risk it, animal wastes are reported to harbor microorganisms. Even after composting, manure mixes have been shown to harbor such disease causing organisms. Animal wastes contain "pathogens to which humans are vulnerable, including Salmonella and Cryptosporidium" (Animal Water Pollution in America - 1997). There appears to be a consensus recommending animal manures and manure compost not be used until at least 60 days after being produced.

30 Apr, 2009

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