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My new home was built on the lot where an old gas station existed. The soil seems to be fertile enough, but some of the plants have a most strange appearance and odor.

Can hydrocarbons effect the quality of my harvest....and what can i do to eliminate the problem?

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    Posted by Jeffrey at 11/19/07 08:00:41

    Hey Joe,

    I would be pretty careful if I were you about gardening on top of an old gas station. They used to use really crummy underground tanks and gas would seep into the dirt. If I were you I would take soil samples and get them examined. You might even be living on a superfund site!
    You can still have a garden though. One idea is to lay down a liner, make raised beds, and get a truck to dump a load of topsoil in them.

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    Posted by kellyshane at 05/21/18 11:38:28

    You should be careful. But I agree that you could still have a garden though.

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