DINGO WICKING BEDS
Gardening the smart way
Wicking beds are an excellent way to utilise a Raised Garden Bed and the benefits are many! They are very popular with our customers and work incredibly well. Here are some of the benefits to expect from a wicking bed solution.
Benefits of low maintenance, wicking beds can be self-watering for an extended period of time.
Wicking beds are efficient with water use due to less topsoil evaporation and being fed from the roots up.
Easily control the nutrients and pH of your soil especially when utilising a worm feeder which are popular.
Wicking beds are adaptable to use with aquaponic systems, we can install valve fittings to make this easier!
How does it work?
The diagram shows a simple and popular wicking bed system with an added worm feeder. The yellow shown in the diagram is a layer of geotextile which acts as a mild filtration barrier between the water and the soil. Gravel or coarse stone must be added to the blue water reservoir area.
Decide on your base
Your new Wicking Bed will require a base to hold water in the bottom. You have a couple of options for this:
Line the inside walls and bottom with pond liner or heavy duty plastic.
Fully sealed ready to go
We can manufacture a fully sealed unit with a steel base.
+ Valve Fitting
Add a 1" (25mm) valve fitting for easy draining or aquaponic use.
Choose your size
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Dingo Garden & Tanks
19 Farrow Circuit
Seaford SA 5169
0404 764 210