I poured compost tea on all my vegetables in the garden. Afterwards I found two dead mice at the bottom of the bucket. Do I need to pull up my plants and throw them away?

  • Are you planning to eat the vegetables very soon?
    – Stephie
    Nov 29, 2023 at 13:00
  • Thank you they are new veggie starts so I won’t plan to eat them for another two months or so. plants like collard greens, broccoli, spinach, and lettuce Nov 30, 2023 at 16:58

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It depends on the plants. If they are bushy plants like tomatoes or capsicum, there are no problems. But if they are lower plants such as cabbage or cauliflower or they are root veges such as carrots then you need to not harvest them for at least 2 maybe 3 weeks.

You should also wash your hands thoroughly and keep a lookout for symptoms such as

High fever
Muscle aches
Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
Red eyes
Abdominal pain

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