Veggies with Castor Bean Plants? - Knowledgebase Question

St. Cloud, Fl
Question by girlingarden
January 14, 2010
Is it safe to plant a vegetable garden in an area that was overgrown with castor bean plants?


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Answer from NGA
January 14, 2010

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The seeds of the castor bean plant contain toxins and should not be consumed, but the rest of the plant won't hurt you. In fact, some gardeners deliberately plant castor bean plants near their gardens to ward off gophers and moles. Just be careful not to harvest and consume the seeds of the plant and your garden should be safe.

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