Can leachate make you sick?
by Mrs Gacia
I have a three tray system in Perth, Western Australia.
It's summer here, and my soil is moldy and seems to be overloaded with vegetables.
I thought all run off from the system was good for my garden, and have been watering my pot plants with leachate weekly.
In retrospect now they have not been doing so well. Last week I harvested cucumbers from my kitchen garden and ate them in a salad.
I had watered them with leachate throughout their growth cycle of about 3-4 weeks.
That night I was very vomity! Trawling websites on worm farming I am starting to suspect it was the leachate responsible.
Am I right??