We are brand new home owners. I've grown up with a gardening grandfather who has now passed away and so I've always been excited to have my own garden.
This spring we dug up a large, sloping area of our yard and built a tiered garden. Since April, we've been adding our grass clippings to the soil and tilling it in. (We have a lot of clay in our soil.) It just hit me that since we fertilized our grass with Scott's 5 step system (don't know exactly what it's called- my husband does the lawn) that that might not have been the smartest move. The second step of the system was a weed killer. Last night we just finished building the walls of the garden, adding compost and peat humus to the soil, and we tilled for the last time. I was planning on planting fruits and veggies tomorrow, but now I'm wondering if that's a good idea. We're a little late anyway, although we might be okay since we're in the northeast US. Should I go ahead as planned and hope that since it's such a large area the soil can dilute the contaminants, or should I hold off until next year?