Tyre Talk Column: Create your own vegtyreable garden!

Ray Pantling, owner of Tyres Direct in Bletchley, talks you through how to use tyres to make a vegetable garden

Spring has sprung so it’s the perfect time to start creating your own ‘vegtyreable’ garden, using old tyres to create a vegetable garden.

There are two easy ways to do it…

You can either dig a hole and drop the first tyre layer into it (see photo 1), and then stack the others on top. This prevents insects who burrow below the ground surface from attacking the roots of your vegetables.

If you want to grow from a concrete/patio-type surface then the other option is to free stand the tyres (photos 2 and 3).

The base tyre must have good drainage so fill this one with rocks, broken bricks, and even wood. Add pebbles around the bigger debris and then fill with your selection of compost and good top soil.

Just remember, if you are doing this on a concrete base, you will need to think about drainage, so keep it away from patio doors or a door which exits your property.

To decorate or paint the tyres, use a good undercoat as the base, possibly two coats if you’re considering a light colour, and a gloss finish will give added protection. As for your own decoration, it is for your imagination!

Call in to Tyres Direct for your FREE used tyres – I’ll drill holes into the base tyre to ensure good drainage for your vegtyreable garden.

This feature was published in the April 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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