I'm a new gardener, and with spring just around the corner, I'm coming up with lots of questions. Last year, I decided to start a small garden. We had this big pile of junk that had been in our backyard forever until I said, "Hey, let's move that junk and turn it into a garden!" So we did, and it's a lovely little garden. The only thing we didn't take into account was that there was some pretty old wood lying there in that junk pile for who knows how long. We dug out the old dirt and put in nice new garden soil when we built the garden, but somehow, we got termites. Our house doesn't have termites, but my garden did. I had planted simple radish rows to start out with, and
ended up happening to some (not all, but some) of my radishes. I was horrified. It wasn't infested or anything terribly awful, but it was enough to discourage me.
What I'm wondering is will there still be termites in there again this year? I would love to grow carrots, but if I'm going to have to deal with those pests, I'd like to shy away from under-the-ground-growing vegetables all together. And if so, is there any safe way to get them out of a vegetable garden?