[tomato] Does Weed Killer affect tomatoes?

Greg Park (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 14:47:19 -0700

Hi all,

A nice friend of mine has decided to let a poor soul like me use part of his
backyard for growing some tomatoes!!  However, he sprayed a weed killer
called "Round up" over the area a few months back to kill off some tall
weeds (he was planning to cement the area but ran out of money)

Is anyone familiar with Round-up and it's effect on gardening?  I've been
told it is a 'systemic' weed killer, although I'm not quite sure what that
means exactly...Should I till the soil or will that put the poison in the
soil deeper and be a long term detriment to my tomatoes?  Is there anything
I can add to the soil to counter act any lingering effects?

Trying to avoid a disaster...

Greg Park
zone 10
Park Steel Company, Inc.