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November 2013 Blog Posts (5)

A Wicking Bed Happened ...

Posted in the Wicking Beds Group a story with photos of our latest garden.

Added by Elaine de Saxe on November 26, 2013 at 22:03 — 2 Comments

The making of the wicking beds

 The shell made with pine. The ground is lined with hessian bags to prevent perforation of the plastic lining.   

Lined with builder plastic,…


Added by Valerie on November 17, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments


Here at North Lakes I am still hoping for some decent rain, my water tank has been empty for months. The Sunshine Coast gets it in buckets full and from Brisbane south gets lots, but North Lakes seems to be in a dry corridor, when it rains we are lucky if we get 10mm.

Added by Michael Hoff on November 14, 2013 at 16:58 — 7 Comments

Clay pot worm farming

Sort of.

My garden has suffered long time from a shallow habitation of  earth worms. Sandy soil. Absence…

Added by Dave Riley on November 11, 2013 at 12:21 — 2 Comments

Wicking Beds

Just a preliminary post to ask if there's enough interest on BLF to have a dedicated section (a Group seems to fit the bill) on Wicking beds. Or bins or buckets or self-watering pots, call them what you will.

The original popularising of the self-watering-pot-on-steroids idea was Colin Austin's. Go to his Waterright site for a great deal of information. He's re-organising the site just now and navigation can be a touch…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on November 10, 2013 at 15:45 — 7 Comments

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