Spinach, Microbes, and More

I wrote a story for HGTV.com about safety issues in the garden.  (Read the story here.)  This latest E. coli scare has quite a few gardeners wondering about the safety of animal manure and animal-based fertilizers that use blood meal and bone meal as ingredients.   There’s good news:  these products are fairly safe and I was not able to dig up any reported cases of infection, but it’s a good time to think about some general safety guidelines that gardeners should always have in place.  For more discussion of this issue, check out my related post on GardenRant.