may work Magic in your Garden.
They can also be planted on
sloping land to minimize erosion.
Plants grown in and between discarded
car tires can help:
Very few weeds will grow from
the minimal openings between Plants and Tires, making the weeding chore
Tires shield the moist soil
from from the evaporative effects of Sun and Wind, yet they allow rain
to reach the soil.
The action of Earthworms and
their neighbors may limit your need for cultivating, much as Mulch
Hot sunshine will warm up the
black Tires and help fend off the damaging effects of unexpected cold Spring
Like early crops, late crops
are similarly protected until the cold of winter overcomes the warming
effect of the Tires.
are planted in Tires by laying Seed Potatoes on the ground, center a Tire
over the Potatoes, and cover the Potatoes with 3" of soil. As the Potato
Plants grow, stack more Tires and soil until you have a Potato Plant peeking
over 4 or 5 Tires.
Keep the tire soil damp. In the
Autumn, when the Plants turn brown, simply upset the stacked tires and
harvest the new potatoes. Some varieties respond to this method more favorably
You may benefit even more if
you fill the tires with water. Any garage that sells Farm Tractor Tires
should have facilities to fill Tires with liquid. Farmers routinely fill
tractor Tires with liquid Calcium to increase weight and traction.
In use, Tires are placed against
each other with the nearest side of the wheel to the ground. Seeds or Plants
are placed in a hole made in the center of the tire, and also in the space
created where three tires touch each other.
Wrestling water-filled Tires
is not an easy task, but if you have a husky helper who will trade their
treadmill time for your Garden chores, you just may have hit on some Garden
Magic here. Remember to do something nice for your Wrestler.
Some plants will benefit from
this welcome warmth more than others will, but chances are that you
will notice an extended growing season, if you try this method of season
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