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<span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial; font-size: 9pt;">Does anyone know how long you should leave an area before growing veg that had been used as a dog run for several years? Only one dog but had been used for approx 4 years. Any advice on the matter would be much appreciated. Martin
You'll probably get differing responses to this one, Martin, but providing the area has full-sun exposure, you turn over the soil well and add some additional - clean - soil, it should be fine. It worked for me about 10 years ago without any problems.
Sounds a bit ewwww dont it.
I'm really not sure, but....
....if you have any concerns. How about making some nice looking raised beds on the area. Can you take some soil from another area to fill them or if not, buy some topsoil, perhaps.
Yes, there's a ewwww factor, but providing the poo was cleared away and not buried in the run, it's mainly the wee factor. That's where full-sun exposure is important, turning over the soil, and adding fresh. It wouldn't hurt to plant a late-maturing crop first time out either.