How To Build A Wicking Garden Bed using an IBC / Tote

I’ve been wanting to build a wicking bed for some time now but the high cost of waterproof membranes / pond liners always put me off. IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Carriers) / IBC Tote / Pallet tanks are white plastic cubes used to transport liquids. Quite often they are a one use item only, especially in … Read more

Setting up the Wicking Bed with modified large capacity reservoir

Wicking beds work on the wonderful ability of water to defy gravity via osmosis, moving moisture upwards from the bottom of the bed to the plants at the top. Think of them as a giant version of the little tray that sits under pot plant pots and holds water. Over the days the plant slowly … Read more

Wicking Bed Media Comparison and Conclusion

This is an addendum to the post Setting up the wicking bed with modified large capacity reservoir   There are a number of ways you can go about building a wicking bed. Many of the decisions involved are to do with what media you will use. Living on a limited budget I spent countless hours … Read more

Experimental Wicking Bed – Mel’s Mix vs Composted Manure

Note: I did this comparison in March 2014 but with illness(see below) and slackness along with the photos and video getting lost in the hard drive archive, it’s taken a while to get this posted. If you just want to check out the grow medium comparison video jump to the bottom of the page where … Read more

Fruit Tree and Gardening Suppliers

Fruit Trees Daleys Fruit Trees  is probably the most well known retail fruit tree supplier in S.E. Qld. They’re located just below the border in NSW at Kyogle. Daleys have an extensive range and deliver to most parts of Australia. They’ve got one of the most comprehensive websites and videos/ youtube channel as well, regarding … Read more