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A Wicking Bed Happened ...

After some years of playing about with this design and that design, I decided to buy a wicking bed kit. 'Water Saver Gardens' from Toowoomb…

Started by Elaine de SaxeLatest Reply

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Rain and the Wicking Bed Blues

Seven inches of rain - right, no more watering for a while. Wrong! The wicking beds can only contain as much water as their reservoirs will…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

4 Apr 20
Reply by Andrew Cumberland


This is just a short note to let you know about an experiment I made with a wicking bed. About a year ago, I trialled a wicking rectangular…

Started by Christa

10 Mar 13
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

Some Notes on Wicking Beds for the Garden Visit 5th March 2017

Wicking beds come in a variety of sizes and styles. They have one thing in common: they are self-watering pots with the only drainage a pla…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

6 Mar 4
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Very simple self-watering pot

I spent $15 on two self-watering pots and decided to add a barrier as any water holding area is often a breeding ground for mosquito larvae…

Started by Janet Fong

6 Jan 7
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Low cost wicking beds

Recently I used cage mesh and HDPE (black plastic) liners to fabricate a wicking bed. This method is also suitable for raised garden beds o…

Started by george s

7 Aug 17, 2016


It is my intention to convert 2 of my old garden beds to wicking beds, they are 120cm L x 90W x 30 D   and I have purchased 2 more beds for…

Started by Christa

7 Oct 28, 2015
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Magazine article on Wicking beds

Hi everyone, There's an article on Wicking beds called "The water-less gardener" in the current issue of Good organic gardening on John Ker…

Started by Florence

4 Jul 10, 2015
Reply by Florence

wicking bed from recycled colourbond garden surround.

Included are two photos with 4 steps in each. The purchased bed, photo 1/1 now where to find its resting place? Initially the gro…

Started by Susanne

2 Apr 23, 2015
Reply by Lissa


From Rob Walter 14.11.14: This looks absolutely brilliant for strawberries:

Started by Lissa

13 Nov 15, 2014
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Two Hills Self-Watering systems/Wicking beds, 120L and 240L.

Opening the box of the 240L .... sat the planter on the plastic base the plastic bag fits snuggly inside the metal planter box. the overflo…

Started by Janet Fong

22 Nov 12, 2014
Reply by Andrew Cumberland


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