Burying a Dead Animal Near a Vegetable Garden

How close to a vegetable garden is it safe to bury a dead possum?

Advertisement

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 9, 20200 found this helpful

It is safe to bury a dead animal next to any plant in the garden just as long as you bury it very deep in the soil. The animal will decay and become great food for your plants. Just dig a really deep hole in the ground before you bury the animal. Then when it decays there won't be an odor and another animal won't arrive to dig it up.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 10, 20200 found this helpful

Thanks for the input. Barry

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 11, 20200 found this helpful

Years ago, our home extension office said never bury dead animals with 25 yards of a food garden. They can carry various diseases and bacteria that can leach into your food. Additionally, they should be no where near a tributary or water run off source.

Advertisement

Meaning water that gets into your food garden. If it is just flowers they said it was ok.

Call your local home extension to see if that is still current practice. I still abide by it. Even to the point if I see a dead mouse anywhere near where I plant, it gets shoveled to the end of the property.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 12, 20200 found this helpful

Thanks for the input, I will check with my local extension office. Barry

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 12, 20200 found this helpful

Post back with what they say. They scared me, so I won't do it, but I want to see if their protocols have changed. Thanks!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Advertisement

Categories
Home and Garden Gardening AdviceFebruary 9, 2020
Pages
More
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2020-02-12 17:12:45 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️

AdviceGardening
Loading Something Awesome!