Introduction: How to Set Up a Vermiponic Wicking Bed
Vermiponics is about growing food with wormbin leachate (or worm juice). To set up this wicking bed you'll need, some seedlings, a wicking bed, natural rope, coco coir and wormbin leachate (or worm juice) (the perlite is optional).
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Step 1: Insert the Wicks
Insert rope into your wicking bed, making sure that each bit of rope reaches the bottom of the reservoir.
Step 2: Add Coco Coir
Add a layer of coco coir to the wicking bed. This will also act as a wick and will give your plants something to grow into.
Step 3: Plant Your Seedlings
Plant your seedlings. As always, be careful not to break the roots of the plants.
Step 4: Add Perlite
Perlite will reflect light and will also help to retain water.
Step 5: Water With Your Wormbin Leachate or Wormjuice
Water from the top of the wicking bed with wormbin leachate (or worm juice). Make sure that each wick is soaked thoroughly.
Step 6: Place Your Wicking Bed in a Sunny Spot
Place your wicking bed in a sunny spot and top up with wormbin leachate when the wicking bed is low on water.
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7 years ago on Introduction
Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your first instructable!
Reply 7 years ago on Introduction