old tires for planters

instengApril 25, 2013

I got a few old tractor tires and decided they would make good planters. I filled them with peat moss and pine mulch and used them to plant my blueberries in. Using the tires was easier than having to try to mix the right type of soil and it keeps the young plants up away from the voles.

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Noogy(6 sw mi)

I've heard that tires degrade and release toxic levels of zinc. Try something else for the long term.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 3:56PM
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Thanks, I just read that. I will probably get my tractor and mix up a lot of compost to loosen the soil up in the area and then plant them in the ground with a wire guard to protect them from voles. Though the deer seem to be a bigger problem. They will come right up on the front porch to eat plants they like.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 6:05PM
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They are prime habitat for growing mosquitoes. Be sure you have a way for the rings to drain.

Carla in Sac

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 12:29PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

Decades ago we would plant potatoes in old tires. Zinc is sold a a nutritional supplement - I'm not sure that is a recommendation. But if I were burdened with old tires I would use them.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 1:10PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

For pecans?

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 8:41AM
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