[align=left]I am experimenting with container gardening this year. I bought eight bags of potting soil to fill the containers and plant some tomatoes. But there was something about the aroma the bags of potting soil emitted in my station wagon on the drive home that has me wondering: will these tomatoes be organically grown in that soil?
Here’s the ingredients list: composted bark fines, organic humus, compost, pumice, peat moss, sand, perlite.
So, what item on that list made the bags cast a chemical aroma? Could the compost be treated with some chemical?
I’m stumped. I don’t want to*eat tomatoes (or give them to friends) in soil that has toxic chemicals. But there’s nothing on the ingredients list that shouldn’t be in an organic system that I can see.
Any idea what the source of the chemical-ish smell could be?