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EFFICIENT WITH TIME & WATER

LOW MAINTENANCE

NUTRIENT RICH & VERSATILE

WICKING BEDS

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:

 

  • Relatively low maintenance
  • Efficient with water, especially during summer months (due to reduced evaporation)
  • Nutrient rich; especially when using a worm feeder
  • Can be adapted for use with an aquaponics system

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.

 

 

 

 

We recommend a height of 650mm or 800mm for your Wicking Bed.

 

Base: Your new Wicking Bed will require a base to hold water in the bottom. You have two options for this:

 

  1. We can manufacture a fully sealed unit with a steel base.
  2. Purchase one of a our Raised Garden Beds (without a base), and line the inside walls and bottom with pond liner or heavy duty plastic (self supplied).

 

Fittings: Tank fittings can be mounted to make your Wicking Bed easier to maintain, and make it more versatile in use.

 

  1. We can mount a 25mm threaded outlet at the overflow point, or leave it as a hole.
  2. A drain valve can be added to the lowest mountable point if required.
  3. Additional fitting can be added if you intend to use in conjunction with an aquaponics system.

 

Sizes and Options

Standard Wicking Bed Sizes

Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm)
1100 600 650
1100 600 800
1500 650 650
1500 650 800
1900 650 650
1900 650 800
Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm)
2400 750 650
2400 750 800
3000 820 650
3000 820 800
3000 1000 650
3000 1000 800

Available Colours

PALE EUCALYPT

COTTAGE GREEN

DEEP OCEAN

IRONSTONE

WOODLAND GREY

MONUMENT

WINDSPRAY

SLATE GREY

SURFMIST

MANOR RED

JASPER

EVENING HAZE

DUNE

PAPERBARK

CLASSIC CREAM

GALVANISED

Available Aquaplate Colours

PALE EUCALYPT

WILDERNESS

WOODLAND GREY

DEEP OCEAN

PAPERBARK

GALVANISED

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Dingo Garden & Tanks

19 Farrow Circuit,

Seaford SA 5169

Phone: 0404 764 210