The zoning for our salad leaves is all wrong and is too far from the house in a vegetable garden set up by the previous occupants. It works for bigger veg but not for that super fresh prepared-right-before-eating leaf salad. However, right at the back of our house, right under the kitchen window, having a little shade from scorching dessicating sun, is where all our greywater goes through various gravel beds and seeps away. In the past 3 years of drought this has been the only patch of green (what a surprise!!). Currently it's covered by grass/plantain/other 'lawn' plants but I'd like to sheet mulch it over the winter and grow the salad bar there next year.
But I read recently that food crops should not be planted in these sort of areas - it should only be grass. Any thoughts on that?
I guess it depends on what is in the grey water and whether there will be any filtering before edible plant roots start sucking it up. If you're happy that what goes down the drain isn't harmful then why not?
Thanks all, I'm gonna go with it then. We have only ever used earth-friendly products (to the great annoyance of guests who are not allowed to use their non-environmentally friendly 'normal' products when staying here) so that's no change for us.
bikemandan, that's interesting about fruit. I wonder why that is?
I have a knack for fixing things like this ... um ... sorry ... here is a concilitory tiny ad: