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My first of many wicking bed SFG or Square Meter Garden pictures I22gcj10My first of many wicking bed SFG or Square Meter Garden pictures 14dhcg10

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Post  kimbo63 10/19/2018, 2:25 am

not the best picture but having trouble uploading better quality ones any how tomatoes sugar snap peas and radish sowed
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Post  TenderFoot 10/23/2018, 12:09 pm

I have a problem with tree roots also. Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a 'wicking bed'?
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Post  sanderson 10/24/2018, 2:53 am

Just type in wicking bed in the Search box

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Post  kimbo63 11/1/2018, 4:58 am

My first of many wicking bed SFG or Square Meter Garden pictures Kims_w11

Sought I would just keep this post going if it has to be moved to somewhere else let me know
Photo 1: This is the bed 1.6M long x 1M wide x .4M high



My first of many wicking bed SFG or Square Meter Garden pictures Kims_w10
Photo 2: The drain with measurements approx 6inches to bottom of drainMy first of many wicking bed SFG or Square Meter Garden pictures Kims_w12
Photo 3: Liner installed I used pond liner for its strength you can use black plastic as a cheaper option but it wont last as long
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Photo 4: Slotted drain pipe installed fill pipe top L/h of photo
My first of many wicking bed SFG or Square Meter Garden pictures Kims_w14
Photo 5: Here I have covered the pipe with weed cloth you can use shade cloth or any thing that will stop the sand filling up the pipe and water reservoir after the weed mat i filled the middle with corse river sand to form the wick
My first of many wicking bed SFG or Square Meter Garden pictures Kims_w15
Photo 6: Filled the void with small rocks after folding the weed mat back to the center
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Photo 7: I then fill to the bottom of the drain pipe after folding the weed mat back out over the rocks and pipe
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Photo 8: I now fill the tank with water till it starts running out the drain before I fill the rest of the sand in to check for leaks then top up with sand to just over the drain
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Photo 9:A thin layer of Lupin mulch or leaves and the bed is ready for the SFG mix then plant out
To be continued
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Post  kimbo63 11/1/2018, 7:34 am

sanderson wrote:Just type in wicking bed in the Search box
Hi there not sure I have started this post in the correct topic if not can you guide me as to where and how to move it
Cheers Kimbo
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Post  kimbo63 11/1/2018, 7:54 pm

TenderFoot wrote:I have a problem with tree roots also. Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a 'wicking bed'?
Hi tenderfoot yes roots can ruin your patch without you knowing hope the pictures can give you some ideas
Cheers Kimbo
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Post  kimbo63 11/1/2018, 10:41 pm

My first of many wicking bed SFG or Square Meter Garden pictures Kimbo_10
Here is a shot when planted out on the 19/10-2018

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14 days after planting
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Post  sanderson 11/3/2018, 2:13 am

Thank you for posting the DIY photos. thanks

I merged your 2 topics on wicking beds to keep the photos in one thread.

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Post  Hip2B 4/13/2022, 7:34 am

Hi Kimbo, are you still SFGing-? How are your wicking beds going? I have recently installed 2 wicking beds and plan to follow the SFG method.
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Post  sanderson 4/13/2022, 8:19 pm

You may have better luck trying their email address. They haven't posted since 2018.

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