Saltwater Flooding and Your Garden

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When storms roar onto the New Jersey coast, they may bring saltwater and unknown substances into our gardens. In the aftermath of coastal flooding, it can be difficult to know what to do in the landscape. Some of the effects are easily seen; some are more subtle. Should those scorched, dead-looking trees and shrubs be removed? Will the vegetable garden grow normally? Are the vegetables safe to eat? What are long-term health effects of those unknown substances?
saltwater flooding garden
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Charlene Costaris
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences