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Hi Everyone Just thought given I have nearly finished the wicking bed conversion in my yard I would put up some pics and invite comments and questions.
Basic design is in ground beds, 200 micro builder plastic lined, street tree prunings as aggregate, Agg pipe as distribution pipe, Sleepers on top of ground to produce semi in ground beds. Worm Farms are Large buckets or 60L garbage bins.
I prefer the idea of in ground wicking beds so I can bring the mulch of the surrounding soil to the level of the mulch on the Wicking Beds, and while this will loose a little water from the beds, the benefit gained by having a living link with the overall soil and its biology and bugs is worth that sacrifice. Especially as in Perth we still have a reasonable amount of rain and water to use.
Wicking Bed 1 Beetroot Coriander Walking Stick Kale Carrots
Wicking Bed 2 Clumping Onions Mosselberg Leaks Elephant Garlic and Dill Shepherds Purse
Wicking Bed 3 Chickweed Carrots for Seed and volunteers
Wicking Bed 4 Broccoli Kale Arrowroot
Wicking Bed 5 Mangawursel Parsnip St Mary’s Thistle Walking Stick Kale
Wicking bed 6 Broad Beans
Wicking Bed 7 – Spuds Royal Blue Dutch Cream
Wicking Bed 8 Raspberry and Garlic
Wicking Bed 9 Strawberries Sun Rose Beneficial
Wicking Bed 10 First Shadecloth Broccoli Kale Tomatoes Peas
Open Wicking Bed 1 Bananas and Papaya ginger, galangal turmeric
Open Wicking Bed 2 Chicory Burdock, Buckwheat sown.
Open Wicking Bed 3 Comfrey
Open Wicking Bed 4 Horseradish
Clearly when it says failed to post as attachment was wrong size or name, it still puts up a post. Sorry guys. Could an admin pls delete those duplicates and I will try and get my wicking bed photos on this post.
Wicking Bed 2
Wicking Bed 3
Wicking Bed 4
Wicking Bed 5
Wicking Bed 6
Wicking Bed 7
Wicking Bed 8
Wicking Bed 9
Wicking Bed 10
Open Wicking Bed 1
Open Wicking Bed 2
I’ve deleted all the duplicates, as requested.
Hi Charles you have a real food farm on the go!
Just a couple questions ..I lie the idea of ground level beds..I can see the odd bit of black plastic.. so how deep is the growing medium? and also the H20 reservoir..Col