We have gradually been converting our old vegetable gardens to wicking beds. After competing for years with invading gum tree roots and watering issues, we decided to replace all the ground based soils with wicking beds for vegetable growing. We have so far used 4 different wicking bed methods so are starting to develop a feel for what works best.
Over the next few months of relative isolation, our challenge is to speed up the conversion process and have fully functioning vege growing all year round in wicking beds.
Gary has been building wicking beds using half cut Bulk Food Containers using a method adapted from Sophie Thomson. This photo shows work in progress of the first 3. These are now up and running. One to go.
Another example of a purchased wicking bed is a
Food Cube from Adelaide Hills Vege Gardens made of recycled plastic. Very successful over the last summer.