good to bury rusty implement under plant?

hallo,
moved into property and garden has lots of really rusty iron tools dotted all over the place.
am sure i read somewhere ages ago that planting rusty stuff under certain plants does them good. Is this true? and if so, which plants and how deep?
got you thinkin' innit?
thanks
karaman
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On Mon, 9 May 2011 12:09:19 +0000, karaman

These are a health hazard, you will be very unhappy one day when you cut your hand or foot open on one, remove them. Puncture wounds in the garden are a great way to get tetanus.

Some plants can get an iron deficiency quite easily depending on your soil, eg citrus trees. The treatment is to add iron in a soluble or semi-soluble form. Metallic iron will take too long to be absorbed as it has to break down first. Unless your soil is iron deficient there is no point adding iron anyway.
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hallo david,
thanks, all rusty stuff goes in the bin.'twas just a thought....
cheers
sue
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