Re: Plants for toxic areas

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On Fri, 24 Jan 1997, James M Kocher wrote:

> I understand that mustard plants can be used to soak up toxins, such as
> lead, from the soil.  The plants are then destroyed and not composted of
> course.  It is alo my understanding that fruit in general does not
> absorb toxins readily from the soil and thus can be planted safely in
> such areas.
> What other plants can be used to absorb toxins, and what other plants
> are safe to plant and eat from in such areas?
> Jim Kocher-Hillmer, Pittsburgh  PA  USA        
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Linda Felch
Baltimore, MD