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    Sun heats the black rubber. help with soil warmth.
    cut out one side wall right at tread,
    tricky to roll inverted but after a few it's easy.
    Need bigger opening, cut out other side wall 1/2 way to the tread. (too far it gets floppy)
    Free at many of the tire shops/stores. Good recycle use.
    Don't look like tires now, look like a fancy raised bed garden planter. roud:
    Throw it where you want it on the ground.
    Fill with compost/soil mix, (tip: pack the outside of the bottom layer so when you water the water
    don't run down & out the tire/soil interface.)
    stick in a broccoli, (or sun flower, onions, lettuce etc) easy to water. last a long time.
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  • #2
    Great idea on how to use the tires. I was thinking of using some this year also and was worried how they would look. They look much better how you have done them. Thanks for the idea!

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    • #3
      That looks like a way sweet garden, in fact genius.
      Low maintance, High yeild and extended growing time, and all this whole time i been trying to make my garden look like ol grannys but mostly ended up with a few bushels of green tomatoes and a bunch of weeds.
      How do you water? got anymore pictures?

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      • #4
        if anyone needs some tire i got some you can have for free, if you have a nice rack i might require a hug tho.
        Semper Fi!

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        • #5
          LOL...no rack, but need tires..too bad I'm in North Pole.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AKHuntressNP View Post
            LOL...no rack, but need tires..too bad I'm in North Pole.
            u can drive down and get um, i got a extra bed at myplace
            Semper Fi!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by greythorn3 View Post
              u can drive down and get um, i got a extra bed at myplace

              Hmmm, is it solar heated like mudbuddy makes? hehe

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              • #8
                i dont know, i use fuel oil and wood.
                Semper Fi!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by slimm View Post
                  That looks like a way sweet garden, in fact genius.
                  Low maintance, High yeild and extended growing time, and all this whole time i been trying to make my garden look like ol grannys but mostly ended up with a few bushels of green tomatoes and a bunch of weeds.
                  How do you water? got anymore pictures?
                  Water: I have 2 -- 55 gallon drums elevated, well is cold water, sun heats the water in the drums. I ran garden hose around with "T"s & short waters hoses where needed. Gravity from drums.
                  Going to almost all raised beds filled with compost.
                  Pic: 1 is May last year, from standing on compost bin, can se drums. 2nd: later in the year from water drums
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                  • #10
                    DOn't take this the wrong way - I think the tire deal is great - but I am wondering about the fact that rubber, being a petroleum product, would leech into the soil and kind of ruin the whole "organic" gardening experience. I don't know anything about it, but just my first thought. Love the idea, and the watering method is exactly what I tried to convince my wife of - and she shot it down until she saw yours! LOL

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mudbuddy View Post
                      Water: I have 2 -- 55 gallon drums elevated, well is cold water, sun heats the water in the drums. I ran garden hose around with "T"s & short waters hoses where needed. Gravity from drums.
                      Going to almost all raised beds filled with compost.
                      Pic: 1 is May last year, from standing on compost bin, can se drums. 2nd: later in the year from water drums
                      Really like this idea...I usually just have a bucket inside my greenhouse that I water with..you know, fill it up, let water warm up, use gallon milk jug to get water and water plants...the way you have it set up is great. I had thought of something like that, but didn't think of the gravity feed thing. I was wondering how to "pump" the water out. Although, doubt the gravity feed thing will work with the soaker hoses I bought last year.

                      Keep the ideas coming...My husband is soo going to hate you though. He already swears I make a couple extra passes with my tiller each year and that my garden has doubled in size since I started it 4 years ago

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                      • #12
                        I have a I think its a 40 gl rubbermake trash can in my green house the sun heats up the water in the day
                        and puts out some heat after the sun gos down

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                        • #13
                          AK explorer:
                          "rubber, being a petroleum product, would leech into the soil and kind of ruin the whole "organic" gardening"

                          I believe tires break down less than other rubbers & plastics (tires in land fills still since the 50s)
                          I use: rubber, vinyl & plastic hoses; PVC water pipes, valves & fittings; various plastic plant pots & starter 6 packs; various Clear, black & white sheet plastics; several various plastic kitchen utensils; a microwave; plastic 55 gallon drums; Green house sheeting; Aspirin; various size plastic trash cans; 5 gallon plastic buckets; nylon strings & ropes; & on & on. All petroleum products
                          Even my Horse Manure compost is not considered "organic".
                          I buy some plants from commercial nursery's, Green houses & other stores, knowing they use
                          pesticides, plant foods & procedures not meeting "true organic" criteria.

                          I just haven't figured out how to be a "true blue, hard core organic gardner" If you have, you are "Awesome".

                          GH water:
                          Water from drums also feeds the GH for auto watering & various uses.
                          Just have to remember to keep the drums full. Underground hose to a GH manifold valve to fill them.
                          I turn the valve on & try to remember to shut it off. Now I have a piece of orange yarn on the valve, goes on
                          my finger until I shut the valve. Have overfilled a few times for hours, irrigates the garden well,
                          but muddy mess sometimes.
                          Need an overfill shut off or a timed valve, some day. (On the list)

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                          • #14
                            I didn't know they break down slower. I'm not fully organic if using a hose disqualifies. LOL Just an observation tho - really cool idea!

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                            • #15
                              i only water my garden with my urine, hows that for organtic?
                              Semper Fi!

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