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Offline queenb64

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rubber tire gardens research?
« on: May 17, 2006, 03:54:48 AM »
I have been hearing alot about useing tires for raised beds. I live on a mountain of rock, so it attracted me. rows of tires  2 to three high, painted for looks and filled with good soil. Can arrange the however i like. BUT, I was concerned about the vegetable absorbing chemicals from the tires. I know that the ground up tires are very toxice. But what about solid tires?
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 01:10:53 PM »
I would rather use the rocks, they are nontoxic and look better....!
some people even buy them..... :shock:

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 03:41:11 PM »
Never heard of tires being toxic, makes sense though.  In Florida you see a lot of tire mulch in gardens and even playgrounds :?   If it is toxic that doesn't make sense, hmmm.   I would use rocks.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2006, 03:59:37 PM »
Benjamin Franklin said it was better to use rocks........ :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2006, 06:56:59 PM »
potatoes are well suited for growing in tires. instead of hilling up just add a tire. at harvest time just remove the tires.
i'm not completely sure of this but i think the toxicity from tires needs burning to be released.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 04:51:08 PM »
Quote from: TREBOR
Benjamin Franklin said it was better to use rocks........ :lol:


Ha ha ha.   :roll:
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Offline pallan

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Toxic Tires?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 12:43:21 AM »
Hey,
I just put in several tons of ground tire material for our churches playground.  I had to do a lot of research before purchase and installation.  We found that ground tires have been rated as essentially NON-TOXIC!  Use your tires and enjoy!!!  We use them in our small garden as containers as well.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2006, 12:55:53 AM »
Well I learned something online just now...........It seems that it is the ground up tire material being used as mulch that may be a problem.  Too much zinc can be a bad thing for plant growth.  Still, it is being used everywhere with good results.  Who knows!!!!!!!!!!!  Using solid tires should not be a problem!!  After all, they have been used for such a long time in the way you want.  Someone always is an alarmist.  For me to believe that there is a "serious" problem I would have to see more evidence.
"Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good."
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