Getting the most out of your wicking bed - Shared screen with speaker view
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easy to water
Roots grow down to full 30cm, rather than being dispersed on top
They can be expensive to build via custom design
more efficient watering as well as less watering- less lost to evaporation?
Con: if you use the wrong filler, the reservoir isn’t sufficient… ask me how I know!
Should have used scoria and ag pipes…
Hose adaptor would be good for stopping mozzies too I imagine
the water from the overflow seems to be like tea colour, are there nutrients on the water which you can use back on the bed?
And you would recommned mulching the top Adam?
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Adam, if you want to put compost juice in a wicking bed would you do it through the inlet pipe or directly in the soil?
Q - how long do we need to water from the top for seedlings?
is there a limit to soil depth for efficient wicking through it?
Our community garden has food cubes - any experience with them?
how deep does screening need to be to soil ratio?
what is the preferred/min depth of gravel layer and soil layer?
Apple crates don't lat
Good to know re scoria
can perlite be added to soil if weight is an issue?
I had a 60LT aquarium before and I kept the special brown gravel. Can I used them in my experimental Styrofoam wicking bed? How about the coloured gravel?
also road base, when it's condensed, is designed to "lock in" to be a solid base for whatever goes on top.
Sorry - don't LAST
@John: what are food cubes?
They're made in Seaford and are a proprietary wicking bed made from chip packet leftovers
Excellent workshop - yet again - we are very lucky indeed!
Thanks Adam for a wonderful presentation.
Thanks Adam, very useful.
Thanks so much!
thanks for the good and informative presentation
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thank you, very informative
thanks Adam and Lee... great info!