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old tires for planters

Posted by insteng none (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 15:18

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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RE: old tires for planters

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

RE: old tires for planters

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.

RE: old tires for planters

They are prime habitat for growing mosquitoes. Be sure you have a way for the rings to drain.

Carla in Sac

RE: old tires for planters

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.

RE: old tires for planters

For pecans?

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