Our raised garden beds are different. They make it easy!
Our Raised Wicking Beds Water Themselves!
Low Maintenance and Drought Proof
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 the fitting on 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.
Find out why pests, disease and weeds hate this watering method here.
Check out our article on how often you should water a wicking bed.
Wicking Beds Water from Below
Our beds are known as "wicking" beds. This means they are watered from below - from a unique air and water reservoir in their base.
The unique 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.
This leaves the surface dry, which means
Less Water Wastage to evaporation and runoff
No weeds (Why?)
Less Pests (Why?)
Less Disease (Why?)
Stronger Plants (Why?)
Check out this article more about the best mix to use in a wicking bed