Tires, paint, soil, and lettuce

March 26, 2009 at 8:24 pm 3 comments

The front page of Thursday’s New York Times Home section features a story titled “Slow, Easy, Cheap and Green.” It profiles Felder Rushing and what he calls “Slow Gardening.”  It’s a gimmicky name that means going with the flow of the seasons, rather than rushing to transform your garden all at once.

Whatever.  What I liked about the article was the photo of Mr. Slow Garden tending a bunch of lettuce planted in a pile of tires.

Slow? if that’s the trendy word to use…
Easy? yes
Cheap? definitely
Green? you betcha, but in case you didn’t get it, paint your tires green.

Oh, now I get it.  Green tires.  Guess I’m a slow gardener.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Col  |  April 21, 2009 at 12:27 am

    The problem with using tires (or tyres) is the toxic breakdown products. Personally I would not have them in my garden and would certainly not use them to grow food.

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  • 2. greenzonegarden  |  April 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I wonder about that, as I see a lot of examples of tire gardens in developing countries. See my previous post: https://greenzonegarden.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/gardening-in-tires/

    Reply
  • 3. industrial tires  |  June 3, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I have to agree , there always seems to be innovativbe thinkers when problems arise,
    see a need fill a need, right?

    It is amazing that people get so creative as to making things environmentally safe, like recycling solid rubber tires and making toys,sculptures and sidewalks

    Reply

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