The beginning of Gram’s Garden. What can I say, I love circles, and repurposing old “throw away” stuff. A friend of ours had a whole bunch of old tractor tires and said we could have them. I thought they would be perfect for the Memorial Garden for my beloved Grandmother, Dorothy Lake.
Tim used a drill to poke a hole near the edge of the tire, where we wanted to cut out the wall, for more space for growing flowers. Then he took his trusty little jig-saw and made it happen.
This took a while, these tires are huge, and thick, but he managed.
As a side note I decided to put together some cold hardy seedlings in our cold frame/hot beds just to see what happens.
Almost done, when the saw blade broke and we had to search to find more.
Luckily Tim had a couple extras and was able to finish.
Now to place the tire. Time to dig, since living on a slope makes everything tilt, we had to make a level spot.
Yay, rocks, and roots and clay, oh my!
Cute little Milkyway being curious as ever
Finally got it level, now the next step, cut the other wall out.
Done! Lookit all that space we must now fill… oy
To show how big these tires are, my cute little super-sheros, Rynae & Marlee
Using what we’ve learned from our experience with hugelkultur we rounded up some well rotted logs and sticks and lined the bottom.
Threw the dirt back in
Marlee being cute
Here is our progress on Gram’s Garden so far. We have some time yet to finish filling the bed with our constant flow of rabbit manure, goat manure and compost before the weather is ripe for planting.