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SmithE
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:23 pm    Post subject: Hello to all Reply with quote

Hi Gardeners,

I came accross this site yesterday while browsing the web and decided to join as it looks like a great site (Thanks James for setting it up)

My garden needs more time than I can give it Sad .

I recently created two small raised herb beds using old car tyres. I stacked them two high and planted Flat and curly parsely and thyme inone - all doing well Very Happy . I put sage oregano and rosemary in the other, oregano and rosemary doing fine - sage unfortunately didn't survive.

Looking forward to tips etc on this site.

Regards,
Elizabeth
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Elizabeth
Welcome to Irish Gardeners. They are all very helpful. A little tip don't put mint in with your herbs as it will take over. Mint needs to have its roots restricted.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

Wecome SmithE,
The car tyres is a grand way of getting a raised bed up and running and you can of course stack them (or not). You can also grow potatoes in car-tyre- raised-bed. Just add a new tyre and more compost/soil as the plant grows and you can go to five tyres if you plan it.

Remoulds is grand and the thread pattern does not matter unless you are a right purist.

The sage may have died of the drought. Raised beds dry out very easily and need frequent watering. I used tyres years ago like yourself. I stuffed each one with horse manure before laying it. I then filled the tyres with soil as I remember. Great man to hold it's moisture is your horseshhht and of course in time the nutrients get used too. Stick with us and keep posting good buddy. All of us learn from each other on this forum.

Margos advice about mint is valid but of course you can grow mint in it's very own car tyre. margo is right. Mint has to be contained. and it also like lots of moisture. I grow my mint away from the sun and in a buried dustbin.

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SmithE
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Mint Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
Hello Elizabeth
Welcome to Irish Gardeners. They are all very helpful. A little tip don't put mint in with your herbs as it will take over. Mint needs to have its roots restricted.


Thanks Margo,
I have some mint planted in a separate large pot Smile So I'll see how it grows.

Elizabeth


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello Reply with quote

walltoall wrote:
Wecome SmithE,
The car tyres is a grand way of getting a raised bed up and running and you can of course stack them (or not). You can also grow potatoes in car-tyre- raised-bed. Just add a new tyre and more compost/soil as the plant grows and you can go to five tyres if you plan it.

Remoulds is grand and the thread pattern does not matter unless you are a right purist.

The sage may have died of the drought. Raised beds dry out very easily and need frequent watering. I used tyres years ago like yourself. I stuffed each one with horse manure before laying it. I then filled the tyres with soil as I remember. Great man to hold it's moisture is your horseshhht and of course in time the nutrients get used too. Stick with us and keep posting good buddy. All of us learn from each other on this forum.

Margos advice about mint is valid but of course you can grow mint in it's very own car tyre. margo is right. Mint has to be contained. and it also like lots of moisture. I grow my mint away from the sun and in a buried dustbin.


Hi Walltowall,

as luck would have it I planted some mint in a separate pot in a shady spot so hopefully it will do ok Smile
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