Safety concerns with growing food in old tires

HuwsNursey talks about safety concerns with growing food in old tires.


  • Growing food in plastic containers can leech harmful chemicals into the soil, which will then be absorbed into the food.
  • There are similar concerns with growing food in tires.
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: leaching of chemicals from partially burned tires, not whole tires.
  • The dark color absorbs more heat so in hot and tropical climates, paint the tires white. This will help stop the soil from baking.
  • Organically grown vegetables in old tires may contain fewer chemicals than industrially grown food using pesticides.

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