What Is A Wicking Bed?
A wicking bed is a self watering bed with a reservoir of water under the soil.
Wicking is the movement of water by capillary action without the assistance of gravity. In a gardening or horticultural context, it is the upward movement of water through soil, giving plants the ability to absorb water from below.
Wicking beds eliminate the problem of deciding when and how much to water. They can last up to 4 weeks without watering (in the absence of any rainfall), in contrast to surface watering, which needs frequent watering at intervals, as often as daily depending on climatic conditions. Apart from the frequency of watering, there is a substantial saving of water itself in using the wicking method.
Raised Garden Beds
Our garden beds are the perfect height to stand and garden in comfort. You don’t need to bend over or kneel to plant, harvest or weed your garden. Our timber beds are 660mm high, the Foodcubes are 500mm high.
Our timber garden beds are new, untreated, solid pine and will last 10+ years. The timber comes from sustainably grown pine plantations in South Australia.
The WaterUps® wicking cells and the Biofilta Foodcube are made from 100% recycled plastic and are designed and manufactured in Australia. All the liners and pipes used are food safe.
What We Can Do For You
We supply garden beds and a DIY wicking conversion kit to enable you to build your own raised, wicking garden bed or we can install the wicking beds for you. The WaterUp wicking cells can be installed in a wide range of garden beds, give us a call to find out how.
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