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I have a new raised garden,I have a new raised garden, and sent my husband to the farmers co-op store for a couple truckloads of topsoil to fill it. Well, this soil smells and feels like it came off a hog farm. It seriously reeks. Is it safe to grow vegetables and herbs in? I am worried about bacteria growing in this dirt that can make my kids sick... e coli and such. So far I have planted tomatoes, herbs, and fruit-bearing plants, but I'd like some carrots and other root veggies too.

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