Another alternative for raised beds.

rain1950(W. WA z8)November 11, 2005

http://www.noble.org/Press_Release/Lumber/Raised_Bed.htm

Definitely another recycled material.

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kris(8b)

that's really quite cool. I love the idea, now if only HD had them pre-cut :)

    Bookmark   November 12, 2005 at 2:40AM
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memo(Zone 4B Nebraska)

This is an excellent link. And I think this is a very doable project even for me. And lord knows I have plenty of tires laying around here to use. Thanks for the info! I'm pumped now..heee!

MeMo

    Bookmark   February 1, 2006 at 7:26PM
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jenica(7B)

I'm all for recycling and cheaper ways to make raised beds. My only concern is chemicals leaching out from the tires. Would anything toxic leach out of the rubber?

Jenica

    Bookmark   February 1, 2006 at 11:01PM
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trudyjean82(z8SWGA)

I have read up on the leaching issue and from the research I've read it does not leach. I certainly hope it doesn't seeing how I'm over half way finished cutting and installing these in the garden. I really like them so far. trudy

    Bookmark   February 13, 2006 at 5:39AM
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Ray_Scheel(z8b/SS31 E. TX)

I've also read enough on tires to not be afraid of them in garden use, I just don't like how they look and the tire boards are seem like way too much work for me. I will probably use a few tires for potatoes this year, since I found some dumped (from years ago) in the woods that i've dug up and hauled close to the house.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2006 at 6:33PM
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trudyjean82(z8SWGA)

They are initially a LOT of work, but think about the longevity of your work. Its the most perminant project that I've found so far for borders. I only have 4 more to go and I'm done. T

    Bookmark   February 18, 2006 at 10:31AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

I just found this while searching for something else, and it's a great idea. Now if I can only convince the DH to show me how so I don't have to have him do it for me...

Here is a link that might be useful: Linky poo for tire boards

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 12:04PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

I saw the other alternative for raised beds there, and I like that one better: plastic mesh fencing (like you use for snow or wind breaks). Requires only a pair of scissors and a liner of some sort, and some stakes to weave through it.

I think I could probably find something like that on freecycle or CL if someone had one that was being thrown out. Yeppers, that would work!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 12:28PM
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