Gardener mucks in but roots out problem
WELL-ROTTED farmyard muck has for generations proved a product that gardeners annually hanker for to improve the fertility of their soils and boost yields.
The much sought after material can, however, have the opposite effect as award-winning gardener Bill Davidson has found out twice in the last three years.
His vegetables have shriveled up after being grown in muck that he believes has been tainted with a range of herbicides used to control grassland weeds and which remains in the waste – even after the grass has passed through cattle.
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