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I've since moved from that apartment, so I don't have access to show you any recent pictures. I have made a new wicking bed garden at my new house. I have attached an image of that from this spring, before I planted anything in it.Good luck!
Hi, I'm interested in that main image above of the finished wicking bed. I'm from Gardening Australia magazine, and we're looking for an image like that to possibly use in a story. Would you be able to contact Ally Jackson at email@example.com. Many thanks.
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Nice write-up! This is the sort of thing I'd like to try out in the future.One note: White PVC tends to degrade when exposed to UV (it takes a couple of years to get real brittle). It may be a good idea to spray paint exposed plastic black to protect it.
Okay, I'll give that a try -- thx! But on a conceptual level, how can their be wicking action if the water level is below the burlap layer? What can the burlap wick?
Help, wick bed failure! I filled the reservoir with water, waited a little while and then checked the soil -- bone dry, no wicking action whatsoever. I'm wondering if my overflow hole is maybe too low -- it's at the top of the gravel and I'm thinking that it's overflowing out the hole before the layer of burlap has a chance to get saturated and do its wicking. Does that sound like it might be the problem? It means I'm going to have to empty out my bed (all 9 of them, oy!) and remove some of the gravel so that everything sits lower.
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