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Wicking beds for Vegetables

This page contains links and documents that are useful to home gardens growing their own food.

Over summer we have found as I’m sure anyone has, watering to be a real issue. Last year with advice from the NRC we built our first wicking bed. What’s a wicking bed you may ask. Here is a handout that explains it all. Watering will be a problem no more.

How to create a wicking bed in a raised bed compressed

If you are interested in attending one of our regular Transition Gawler/ Gawler NRC wicking bed workshops contact Emily at Gawler NRC. Ph:8523 7715 or

Or your could take some of these ideas and use them at home as well.

Here is the link to Diggers Club, one of Australia’s best vegetable gardeners supply businesses. They now also have a shop in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, as well as an excellent mail order service.

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