We've talked about wicking beds before, but what we haven't talked about is how important they are now. This year we are in a drought, so if you want to grow summer vegies, but don't want a huge bill, then this is the way to go, especially as it's likely we'll be facing water restrictions this year.
An earlier post explains how they work, and may sites offer information for making them.
The point I'm trying to make, is that not only do these beds make gardening easier, they are raised, they are also environmentally responsible, a huge bonus right now.
Two of our gardeners in Farrell Flat have got in early and built their beds, knowing that water is now a precious resource. They grow vegies and produce yummy home-made products for you to enjoy from the crop. However, no water, no crop, no income. Solution=Wicking Bed.
Take a look for yourself at Gally's Meeting House where there'll be a compost workshop 2pm Sunday Oct 21. Ask Garry and Sally how they made these, then make your own. Good luck.