Landscape & Garden Design
Re: Treated pine for vegie garden?21
Aug 02, 2009 12:07 pm
Re: Treated pine for vegie garden?23
Aug 07, 2009 4:45 pm
Hey Duke, The article about the car tyres was in the latest edition of Organic Gardener.
July/ August page 39
It states that in an extensive study by the Californina Environmental Protection Agency, 49 chemicals could be released from recycled tyre products (including the crumbbed rubber surfaces used in play grounds. Also voltile organic compounds were detected. Iron and Zinc were detected (I can't see iron being an issue) lead, barium and chromium were the next most detected. also cadmium was detected.
http://www.cityfieldsfoundation.org/doc ... 042908.pdf
Re: Treated pine for vegie garden?24
Aug 07, 2009 6:31 pm
very interesting Fu - what to do with old car tyres?
A guy here buys old tyres off tyre shops and exports them to third world countries where they allow them to be used regardless of tread depth. Not sure if thats the answer to getting rid of them though
Re: Treated pine for vegie garden?25
Aug 07, 2009 6:52 pm
I thought this sounded interesting.
Re: Treated pine for vegie garden?26
Aug 07, 2009 6:53 pm
Re: Treated pine for vegie garden?28
Aug 10, 2009 11:06 am
A possible solution?
I've got a veggie patch enclosed by sawn treated pine and didn't realise there might be some negative effects until I read about them on this site ([expletive deleted] killjoys!) .
But for my sweet potato strip-plot I've enclosed the area with plastic wire cut down to about 20 cm made rigid by recycled plastic stakes (from Bunnings) cut in half.
Now the trick is to heap half rotted compost around the inside edge of the wire to stop the middle-soil spilling out.
And ... and one can put bamboo sticks through the top holes in the wire (side to side) and hopefully keep cats out.
This is still a work-in-progress and is yet to be proven in practice but undoubtedly come summer it will be a veritable cornucopia of vegetables!
Re: Treated pine for vegie garden?29
Aug 11, 2009 12:14 pm
veritable cornucopia of vegetables!
or you could just say you will have lots of veggies
Sign in or Join to reply to this Topic
NevictimTermite protection - Pine treated sleepersTermite protection - Pine treated sleepers
How did your Rentokill inspection go? did you have to remove the concrete? We did a path around around our house as recommended by the builder, we obviously wanted it all…
JoePathanRetaining wall - treated pine sleeper lengthRetaining wall - treated pine sleeper length
Hi All I am about to begin diy building retaining wall to hold some soil in the back yard and then on the front yard as well. I initally planned to use 2.4m H4 treated…
Bcr83Advice needed on painting over stained treated pineAdvice needed on painting over stained treated pine
Many thanks Simeon, will do exactly that Regards