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How to Make a Wicking Bed

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How to Make a Wicking Bed

Time: January 4, 2014 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Gardens
Street: Cnr North & Farrell
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message
Event Type: free workshop
Organized By: Yandina Community Gardens
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2013

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Linda Mahony

Due to the popularity of previous wicking bed workshops, we start the year converting four (small) existing corrugated-iron raised beds to wicking beds, so it will be a practical, hands-on experience for all those wanting to learn how to set up their own wicking beds. A wicking bed is basically a raised bed with a water reservoir in the bottom where water is wicked up to the plant’s roots by capillary action; in the process, the soil in the garden bed stays constantly moist and cool and there is far less water loss, with lots of happy, healthy plants as a result. Don’t forget to wear a hat and bring along your water bottle.

Meet near the aquaponics.

This workshop is free and will run for approximately 1½ to 2 hours.

Bookings NOT required

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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