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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:29 am 
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Location: sunbury victoria australia.cool mountain zone hot in summer cold in winter
decal wrote:
How deep are your beds F&F?
My concern is my beds are very deep and the water wont make it to the top with just the soil?

Also would it just make a muddy mess and over the time the soil will go sour?


:fart: sorry had sausages last night :lol:

1 Metre 600 500 400 300 take your pick tap in bottom works best


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:17 pm 
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I have finally had a chance to get one of the Wicking beds up and running.

I will let the video explain it best.




I already had them made up F&F, but can always add a tap at the bottom later.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:00 am 
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I've used upside down buckets in wicking bed and they have worked. As long as there is enough of a wick around them.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:46 am 
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That makes feel better :)

I didn’t think of buckets, was looking for some thing sturdy that the rock couldn't crush. I suppose if you bought good quality buckets not the 77c ones from B's that would work.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:56 pm 
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Plastic maggi gravy buckets. Strong, food safe and the local cafe will throw out a heap.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Just finished my 11 th one today all thats in it atm is a thornless blackberry


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:40 pm 
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Hi F&F,
What would you grow in them over the summer months? do you rest them over winter?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:12 am 
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decal wrote:
Hi F&F,
What would you grow in them over the summer months? do you rest them over winter?

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Hi no resting wicking beds are simpley a water efficiant dirt garden they are not some super efficiant growing system you still have to lime them dig in blood and bone, dynamic lifter ect
Just treat them like a dirt garden rest them with a green manure crop occasionaly
download this. reminders@gardenate.com.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:18 am 
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Thanks, That's a great site! :thumb:

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