How to Build a Wicking Garden Bed Container





Water is an essential element of gardening, as it having great quality soil is not enough. But if you live in a very dry area or simply want to save some water when gardening, wicking bed containers are the answer for your troubles. A wicking bed implies a water reservoir at the bottom of the garden bed so plants can pull water from there. You can create a wicking bed container at home and spare some water this way. In the following link you will find all the instructions on how to create an under-soil water reservoir that will transport water to your plants through a pipe. This will allow your plants to get the right amount of water they need in order to stay hydrated and healthy and you will also save a consistent amount of water.

Link to a complete tutorial below to help you build your own…

Materials:

Tub / Container
3″ Pipe
Gravel
Potting Soil
Shade Cloth

Tools:

Drill
Pipe Cutter

Credits on this video: HydroponicsIsCool

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