Salutations, fellow Gardeners!
I live in Norman, Oklahoma and have just started my first vegetable/flower garden and compost pile. I am excited about growing my own vegetables but recently read something which disturbed me. Maybe one of you can help.
I was reading a web page which mentioned a community garden in Oklahoma City (http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/ag ... /1110.html
which mentioned that Chlordane was often used to treat lots where houses used to stand. I live in Norman, Oklahoma and am gardening in the small yard adjacent to my house (we rent) and I was wondering if I should have the soil tested for chemicals before I eat my first vegetables? Would it be better to simply have a container garden, just to be safe?
Sasha Johnson in Norman, Oklahoma