I have a container vegetable garden. One of my containers is an old
wheelbarrow that is rusting badly, and I have tomatoes growing in it.
The container has holes drilled for drainage.
Is there a concern/health issue regarding the soil and the leaching of
rust into the tomatoes?
On 6/8/2008 5:09 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Rust is iron oxide. All plants need traces of iron to create
chlorophyll. Few plants will take up more iron from the soil than they
Tomatoes are a good source of iron in our diet. Thus, I think they
might require more iron than some other plants. Therefore, you should
not be concerned. Instead, you will find your tomatoes to be nutritious.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
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