Flood contaminated straw

Asked March 5, 2018, 2:57 PM EST

Can I use straw that has been in flood waters, in my garden. Such as worked into the soil?

Henderson County Kentucky

1 Response

I did a little research and the answer is not clear; however, flood waters can contain contaminants that could have detrimental effects on your garden and the food grown. I would recommend that you do not use the straw.