Putting A Garden In – Can I Spray Weed Killer In The Area?

Q: Is it okay to spray weed killer on a area where I’m putting a garden or will the grass killer leach into the ground and affect the plants ?

A: There are several types of weedkiller, so you’ll have to read the label to be sure. The label on Roundup says that you can plant within seven days. I have used it to kill plants in an area where I was putting vegetables and flowers and I’ve seen no problems.