Veggie gardening in truck tires ...

roselee z8b S.W. TexasJune 20, 2012

While looking for ARE photos I came across this photo of Del and Malcolm Beck's vegetable and flower garden; part of which is grown in truck tires. Since there was lots of interest in the flower pot tires in Lucas' post I thought perhaps some of you would like to see this:

Malcome is a popular organic garden speaker and started Gardenville which he sold a few years ago upon his retirement.

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

My tires are whimpy tires. I would love tires that size. I could see them in the "circle in front of the wood shop.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:03AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Yes, Amy's tires were much smaller and painted, but this looks appealing also. Looks as if they don't have a grass problem as I would............but I can see how convenient this would be for keeping the veggies separated.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:32AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I think these would look great painted too. What I like about them is they are big and heavy enough so one could to sit on the edge and reach in to plant and harvest. That would be a back saver for sure. He got the tires from the trucks and tractors working at Gardenville. Surely there must be a place to get them for nothing since there is such a problem of disposing of old tires.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 10:19AM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

roselee ~

if regular tire stores have to take your old tires when you buy new ones, wouldn't tractor/truck maintenance stores have to do the same thing? your local feed store might know of a local tractor maintenance company - maybe you could call them . . .

or a local distribution/trucking company that has a fleet of trucks . . .

or the motor pool of the local school district - the buses have large tires, too . . .

~ freshair

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 10:56AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

All good suggestions, Amy................next step, getting to where they are and getting them loaded....they are HEAVY !!! Once you get them home, you could roll them to their preferred place in the garden.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 5:13PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

For that, Carrie, we'll need the help of our cousins Cletus & Cooter and that big ole truck they go muddin' in. :)

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 2:04PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

If you hear from them, ask if they will help !!!!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 2:57PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

just a thought . . .

Here is a link that might be useful: free truck tires on CL

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:33AM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

These aren't as visually interesting as the Beck's, but at least the ones on the left are larger than regular car tires.

PS: I'm madly in love with CL!

Here is a link that might be useful: slightly larger tires on CL

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:36AM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

the one that doesn't hold air is free ;)

Here is a link that might be useful: free tractor tire on CL

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:41AM
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ocgf(Z8)

I saw this post today on CL.

Omar

Here is a link that might be useful: Free tires on CL

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 11:49PM
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weldontx(z 8a TX)

I have access to tires (actually the tire tread) from a small town tire shop. Check out local farmers, construction companies and the shops that service them. You really don't want the entire tire-- too much space lost from the side wall.
and YES they are heavy. Be sure to put them where you want them to stay.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 12:02AM
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