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Wicking Beds

Wicking Beds

We live in the driest sate in the driest country on earth so water is a valuable resource. With this in mind it is easy to see why the efficient use of water in growing fruit, vegetables and flowers is paramount. 495 more words

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Wicking Box Tomatoes

I’ve proved this year how great Wicking Boxes are for me, I don’t need to go out in stifling heat and water the plants every day. 136 more words


Garden in April and June

There’s  not much sewing happening around these parts at the moment, I’m using my break to catch up on house and garden stuff, and electronic chores, which includes catching up on blog posts! 1,604 more words


Building our wicking beds

Fair warning, this is a long one. It’s also pure garden stuff, so if you’re here for the sewing, try again later!

Well, this post was much delayed! 3,896 more words


Wicking Beds are all planted!

An amazing effort by our gardening community!  The wicking beds are up and running. A big shout out to Julia who is caring for these beds now.


How to Make a Wicking Bed

Wicking beds are a great way to conserve water and grow veggies in dry climates. The Anakie Community Garden have held 2 workshops over the years to establish 15 wicking beds. 35 more words

Making Wicking Pots

This weekend I also made some wicking pots for my tomatoes. They are basically a scaled down version of a wicking bed. Anyway, I wanted to share with you a very basic photo tutorial. 191 more words