How to Set Up a Vermiponic Wicking Bed

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Introduction: How to Set Up a Vermiponic Wicking Bed

About: I'm into tinkering and vermiponics which is like aquaponics but without fish.

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).

There's not much info available on vermiponics at the moment so I've started a page on facebook where people can discuss their setups and learn from each other https://www.facebook.com/vermiponics

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.

If you want to find out more about vermiponics then head over to https://www.facebook.com/vermiponics and for blog posts and more info you can subscribe to my vermiponics blog.

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