Permaculture is about closing loops, removing waste from profligate systems and finding innovative ways to reuse things. We throw away lots of car tyres every year, so finding things to do with them must be good.
One food-growing technique that seems to embody this principle of reusing waste is using old tyres as a container to grow potatoes and other vegetables in, but is it a good idea? Academic research into shredded tyres suggests that there maybe a problem. This article explores the practice of growing vegetables in used tyres.
Why grow food with tyres?