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Wicking Beds - Installed in Sydney and Regional NSW

Wicking Garden Beds

The easiest way to grow vegetables!

We install beautiful raised garden beds in Sydney - sturdy, safe and built to last.

 

Our timber raised beds are self-watering, using "wicking" to soak up water from below.  Perfect for homes, schools, early learning, aged care, acreages and community gardens.

Our Latest Installations

Gladesville, NSW

May 2024

Gladesville, NSW

Newtown,  NSW

May 2024

Newtown, NSW

Gledswood Hills, NSW

May 2024

Gledswood Hills, NSW

Epping, NSW

Mar 2024

Epping, NSW

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Wicking Beds for
Homes & Acreages

We have installed wicking beds at many homes and  country residences, allowing self sufficiency to thrive!

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Wicking Beds for
Community Gardens 

Many community gardens make use of wicking beds due to the higher yields and low maintenance. 

 

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Wicking Beds for
Schools & Education

Wicking beds are perfect for schools because they don't need regular watering, allowing them to survive the holidays.... 

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Wicking Beds for
Aged Care

Our taller beds are great for reducing bending, and the hose fitting means no need to carry heavy watering cans 

Benefits of Wicking Planters?

EFFECTIVE:​

- More Veg

- Fast Growing

- Fewer Pests

- Less Disease

REWARDING​

- Organic

- Sustainable

- Money Saving

- Educational

Our timber wicking beds are different.  They make it easy!​

We build and install raised beds for growing vegetables.   Our custom wicking beds are tuned for unbelievably high vegetable yields with low effort and low expertise.   

They supercharge your veg with everything they need to thrive, with very low maintenance.

How Do Wicking Beds Work?

Our sub-irrigated garden beds are known as "wicking" beds.  This means they are watered from below - from a unique water and air reservoir in their base.

The uniquely blended organic growing mix we fill them with "wicks" the water upwards.  This supplies the vegetable roots with the air and water they need, without you needing to water them from above, and encourages deeper root growth. 

 

We use a  tried and tested blend of volcanic rock, coir and biochar to keep your vegetables supplied with the right amount of water and air they need, even when you are away on holiday!   

This leaves the surface dry, and keeps in nutrition which means

What is a wicking bed?

​And the food-safe, durable liner means these raised garden beds can be installed on concrete or pavers as well as any other level ground.  Drainage can be directed as required.

We Install Wicking Beds in Sydney

Connect a hose to a wicking bed

No Watering - Drought Proof Planters

Our beds have a unique air and water reservoir in their base.  They hold enough water to last weeks at a time, and they are topped by rainfall.

If it hasn't rained for a few weeks, they can be topped up manually simply by connecting a hose to their base for a few minutes.

  • Fortnightly summer watering

  • Monthly winter watering 

The hose can even be connected to a timer, and beds can be connected together to overflow into each other.  And because they are sub-irrigated, hoses can be used during water restrictions.

Pests, disease and weeds ate this watering method.  

Wicking Beds Installed in NSW

Wicking Beds Grow Better Vegetables

Growing veggies in your own back yard is highly rewarding for all the family.  There's nothing better than sharing your bounty with your friends and neighbours.

Plants growing in our raised beds are many times more productive than plants growing in the ground.  They have everything they need on hand because our raised beds are:

You don't need expertise to find success with our beds!

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Wicking Beds Built in Sydney

Stronger plants in a sub irrigated planter

Wicking Beds: Stronger Plants

Plants grown in our raised beds have deeper, stronger roots than those grown in the ground.

Unlike plants growing in the ground, the growing mix in our raised beds is always wetter beneath the surface, even in hot weather, because they are watered from below.   

This encourages deeper root growth, which gives better drought resistance, tougher plants, and greater stability.

And because they always have water when they need it, they do not undergo any water stress, meaning they grow faster and stronger.

The uniquly blended  organic mix we fill our beds with gives all the nutrition they need with little need to fertilise.

We Build our Raised Beds in Sydney

Goodbye Pests, Hello Predators

Our wicking beds carefully water your veggies from below - therefore the top of the bed is dry.

Snails and slugs hate the dry surface – so you don't need to use slug pellets which harm wildlife and pets.

Beneficial predators can then move in, like this skink.  She loves to snack on any snails or slugs remaining together with aphids & ants!

Everything forms a natural balance, allowing your veggies to thrive like never before! 

And of course stronger, healthier plants resist other pests too.  Find out why veg grown in our beds is healthy and strong.

Predators keep pests at bay

We Install our raised beds in Sydney

Should You Dig a Wicking Bed? 

No digging or weeding

Our wicking beds require no digging! The rich organic blend of fill we provide contains small pieces of volcanic rock that help aeration and prevent compaction.    And the worms we provide in our self fertilising module keep the soil nicely broken up. 

Plants grown in our beds are lucky enough not to compete with weeds.   The weed seeds cannot germinate because the top of our bed remains dry.  

And even when it rains for extended periods, there are less weed seeds to germinate because:

We Install Raised Planters in Sydney