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
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.
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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.
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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: 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.
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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.
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Should You Dig a Wicking Bed?
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:
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Wicking Beds have Less Disease, More Veg
Fungal disease after rain or top watering can play havoc with tomatoes, cucumbers or zucchini planted in the ground
Veggies lucky enough to be grown in our beds are irrigated from beneath, and helped between rainfall by the dry surface soil. And that means more on your plate!
We ensure the top of our beds are well mulched, preventing splash-back from rain passing any lurking spores onto the delicate leaves of your veg.
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