Corn Gluten Meal – Mistakenly Used in Garden

Q: I think I did a bad thing. I spread corn gluten meal all over my veggie garden to help control weeds and give the soil a boost. Can I now plant other seeds in this garden or will the gluten kill them too?

A: In my experience, corn gluten meal gives poor weed control under Southern conditions. Till the area where you want to plant, incorporating the corn gluten meal into the soil. I predict your seeded vegetables will grow fine.

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