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How to make a Garden out of used Tires

Updated on June 10, 2012

Used Tire Garden

I needed a way to plant some more stuff without having to till the earth. I have had a lot of success in growing things this way and at the end of summer or if you have to move then it is easy to remove and not leave a footprint. You can also paint the tires too if you want to. Also if you want to make rows out of them and make them into a rising tier. But for this case I decided to get theses plants into the ground and going before it was to late. All that you have to do is get a couple used tires and fill with Soil. I always make sure the the inside of the tire is full of dirt. them fill the middle and Plant. They also pretty much have sufficient earth inside for whatever root system is needed. If you have a couple used tire laying around and they are outside the biggest problem is they are a great breeding ground for mosquito's. This is a great way of using them to get rid of the problem.

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    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      3 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Every year i have been adding some more to and making a garden stack I am now at about 3 rows high and much wider. It is a much better use then getting them filled with water and mosquitoes. Thanks for the comments Perspycacious.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      There is a beautiful Hub on decorating the garden and tires are used attractively. A friend of mine swears on raising potatoes in tires, something you should try next time; just keep adding leaves, mulch, soil, etc. to keep your tubers protected from the sun and green spots. Some of the painted tires get dressed up as lady bugs, etc. Very attractive.

      I will have lots of tires raising vegetables this summer (and fewer mosquitoes, too! Thanks.

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      3 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Kenneth Avery May your family have Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, handymanbill,

      To you and yours, Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      3 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Thanks for your comments Country-Sunshine. The thing about using tires is that they seem to always keep ther right amount of water in them.

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      Country Sunshine 

      3 years ago from Texas

      I have several tractor tires laying around. Next spring, I think I'll use your suggestion of planting in them.

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Thank you . . .handymanbill, for the peaceful wish. And you keep writing great hubs like this. I want to see you succeed in a big way.

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      3 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Thank you kenneth for stopping by and you to have a peaceful Night

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Handymanbill,

      I enjoyed my visit. This is a great idea for flower beds and I love to see flowers around my home. Thank you for sharing. Have a peaceful night.

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      3 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by Kenneth.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      handymanbill,

      Excellent work. Voted up and away on this wonderful hub. This was informative, helpful and a fun project.

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      3 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Thanks Billybuc, thanks for stopping by.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm always looking for new garden ideas. This one makes so much sense, and I'm wondering why I never thought of it before. Thank you!

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      3 years ago from western pennsylvania

      I made it bigger this year. Put in some of Dehydrated Cow Manure and it grew like crazy this year. I thought I was growing Tomato Trees. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Dahoglund.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      This is an interesting way to garden and a use for old tires. I haven't gardened for some time, but I will consider this when I do take a hand at gardening again.

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      4 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Thanks for your comments. They also seem to hold water in the drier times.

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      JPSO138 

      4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      this is certainly a great idea. Sometimes in our place tires are being burned and surely this is no good for our environment. Great hub...

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      6 years ago from western pennsylvania

      mary615 Thanks. Sometime there is no real way to get rid of used tires. I planted a Zucchini in one and a Cucumber in the other and they are both doing really good.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Cute and pretty smart, too. When I was growing up folks used to paint tires and plant stuff inside.

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      6 years ago from western pennsylvania

      I don't know why but plants seen to grow inside tires really well .I think they help to retain water and don't dry out s much.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      This is a great idea. I'm surprised my dad hasn't thought of it. His favorite materials are inner tubes of tires -- in all sizes even from the biggest of trucks. He has made some interesting inventions with them.

      Great little hub.

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill 

      6 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by.I have used this method before and Tomatoes and such grow real nice this way.

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Great way to utilize space and recycle.

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