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Getting the most out of your wicking bed - Shared screen with speaker view
Jon Buttery
43:58
Less watering
Chris
44:09
easy to water
Cate M
44:21
Roots grow down to full 30cm, rather than being dispersed on top
Furqan
44:23
They can be expensive to build via custom design
Jess Hill
44:23
more efficient watering as well as less watering- less lost to evaporation?
Cate M
46:59
Con: if you use the wrong filler, the reservoir isn’t sufficient… ask me how I know!
Cate M
47:29
Should have used scoria and ag pipes…
Chris
49:35
castors?
Aileen Traynor
01:02:31
yup!
Aileen Traynor
01:02:45
yup
mary jane
01:02:48
yes
Cate M
01:05:35
Hose adaptor would be good for stopping mozzies too I imagine
mary jane
01:08:20
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?
Lee Tozzi
01:08:35
And you would recommned mulching the top Adam?
Sofia Portales Undurraga
01:16:39
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?
Aileen Traynor
01:17:14
Q - how long do we need to water from the top for seedlings?
Tim B
01:17:25
is there a limit to soil depth for efficient wicking through it?
Jon Buttery
01:17:39
Our community garden has food cubes - any experience with them?
Chris
01:17:40
how deep does screening need to be to soil ratio?
Munir’s iPad
01:17:41
what is the preferred/min depth of gravel layer and soil layer?
Jon Buttery
01:19:13
Apple crates don't lat
Cate M
01:19:18
Good to know re scoria
Chris
01:21:22
can perlite be added to soil if weight is an issue?
mary jane
01:21:33
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?
S
01:21:35
also road base, when it's condensed, is designed to "lock in" to be a solid base for whatever goes on top.
Jon Buttery
01:24:03
Sorry - don't LAST
Cate M
01:24:24
@John: what are food cubes?
Jon Buttery
01:25:26
They're made in Seaford and are a proprietary wicking bed made from chip packet leftovers
Cate M
01:25:38
Thanks John
Jon Buttery
01:25:53
https://www.biofilta.com.au/foodcube-wicking-bed.html
Jon Buttery
01:26:15
Excellent workshop - yet again - we are very lucky indeed!
mary jane
01:26:48
Thanks Adam for a wonderful presentation.
Munir’s iPad
01:27:09
Thanks Adam, very useful.
Paddielle
01:27:14
Thanks so much!
Ganga
01:27:16
thanks for the good and informative presentation
Tom Danby
01:27:20
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069144
01:27:36
thank you, very informative
Adam Grubb
01:27:46
Thanks Tom!
Tim B
01:27:49
thanks Adam and Lee... great info!
Cate M
01:28:23
Thanks everyone!