WICKING WORM BEDS

 Wicking Worm Bed Basics explained here

Wicking Worm Bed Links
Site from the developers with history - Wicking Bed Priniples
Their reference page Waterright Reference List 
Scarecrow's Garden Wicking Worm Bed posts
Doc's Wicking Worm Bed Tutorial

Wicking Worm Beds in Photos

Display Tank for open days. 
Makes it clear to see the wicking action









In Ground Beds:
  • Plastic down
  • Water pipe in place
  • Cover with sand
  • Build up sides - re-use iron joined at corners with wooden blocks
  • Fill with compost, soil and worm castings (plus worms)
  • Mulch surface
 
Wicking Boxes made using a similar process.
Boxes are now made with sand and/or gravel in the base 
as I have found the vegetative matter causes problems 
as it breaks down.
See Here for an explanation. 


 
By covering the boxes and beds with net curtains
you keep all the bugs off, caterpillars, aphids, grasshoppers etc.
To get a great harvest 
like this Mini Cauliflower from a Wicking Box!



Cut down water tanks make great edging 
for In-ground Wicking Beds


Other containers can be used.
Like this drum from a Tumble Dryer.

Buckets with holes drilled in make great 
in-situ feeding stations for your worm workers!


The growth in a Wicking Box is amazing!


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