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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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First Wicking Bed

Bought a 1000 litre IBC yesterday cut it in 1/2 and now ready to make my first wicking bed using the design from ABC Gardening Australia. T…

Started by Clive Buckingham

8 Oct 12
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

My wicking bed experiments

        My wicking bed experiments                                                                                                    2-201…

Started by george s

1 Oct 11
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

7 Oct 11
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

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

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



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