Raised vegie patch within pool area?


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I need to relocate my vegie patch (raised bed) elsewhere in my yard (as a direct result of our 12 month old puppy who completely destroyed my existing patch and fencing around it). I am thinking of relocating it within our fenced pool area as (a) it has a very strong existing fence which the dog can't get through, and (b) there is a reasonable sized spot within this space which is just a dirt patch at the moment, but has full sun. My only hesitation is whether the chlorine and salt from the pool would destroy the vegies / make them inedible. It would be a raised garden bed, and at its closest point would be about 1.2 metres from the waters edge, and would be within the 'splash zone'. Is it a stupied idea to move the patch to this location? Any advice would be much appreciated.
 
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I think I would make a better fence for the original spot. A twelve month old pup is at the age of getting into the most mischief he possibly can but is also approaching trainable age. He will grow out of it with a little help.

I don't think moving your patch next to a pool is a good idea. A little salt today, a little salt tomorrow and pretty soon you have what the Romans called " pacified soil", meaning nothing would grow.
 
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I wouldn't hesitate to move it...but I would put up a splash guard, something small like a piece of plywood or other light material, to deflect splashes from the garden soil. As long as you get plenty of sun it will be fine and love the humidity.
 

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