We've written before about having your soil tested for lead before you start a vegetable garden, and here are a couple more resources that will help you do just...
In this weekend's Los Angeles Times, Susan Carpenter points out that urban soil may contain high levels of lead, arsenic and other chemicals which will then leech into your garden's bounty. She suggests two resources for having your soil tested:
• Wallace Laboratories: El Segundo. (310) 615-0116. $65 per test.
• EarthCo: St. Louis. (314) 994-2167. $20 to $100 per test.
For the full article and details, click here.
Maybe you're more of an aesthete? Think a vegetable garden will be ugly? Then check out our friend Debra's garden. In fact, that's it above. She grows enough food in her small plot to feed a family of four for a year!