|Our "Spray Drift" hedge row is Suriname Cherry, a tall dense bush similar to Ficus . |
Deering Bay's Golf Coarse is Beautiful . Robert Wethy and his staff do a great job maintaining it, however in doing so they carefully apply insecticides , fungicides and fertilizers . With our vegetable garden's location near the 17th green I've had members ask about the risk of potential contamination . My answer is ; We use reasonable care to limit the risk of potential contamination . The water used to irrigate the garden is separate from the well that irrigates the golf coarse and last off season I chlorinated the well . Chlorinating a well is recommend by the State of Florida to kill harmful pathogens . Also last season we put in a dense hedge row that is now over 5ft. high , the hedge row will catch accidental "spray drift" from the Greens Keeping Dept. as they maintain our golf coarse . The "Spray Drift" hedge row is a common organic farming practice .