What precautions can i take when making a vegetable garden in soil in an area known for lead pollution?

Question by Nicholas: What precautions can i take when making a vegetable garden in soil in an area known for lead pollution?
I was thinking a raised garden bed with plastic sheet with holes punched in separating the soils. I would then add store bought soil and manure. Anyone got any other tips or sites i can check out? Cheers!
to rgdet, how about if i dug about 50 – 100 cm and replaced the soil in and at about a 40 cm perimeter around and then added the plastic sheeting and raised garden?

Ill look into containers now, i like the idea of plant bags !

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Answer by rgdet
that’s good, but the roots could still get through and absorb lead.
how about using containers? I did a container vegetable garden last year for similar reasons and it worked out well. Some things I used: half barrels, a 4×4 wooden container on legs, lots of 5 gallon food grade buckets (free from grocery stores). I grew beans, lots of zucchini, squash, tomatoes, herbs, blueberries, raspberries, brussels sprouts, and a bunch of other things.
there is a book about vegatable container gardening (don’t have the title right now) and another great book called square foot gardening that can help out.
can’t wait for spring!
good luck!

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raised beds are excellent. if it where me, i would also dig out a foot or so of the old soil. of course in a big area this is not a very practical idea.

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