WICKING BED – How to make a self-watering raised garden bed with found objects

Wicking beds are a self-watering raised garden bed perfect for growing vegies. They save you time, reduce your water usage and they’re reasonably easy to make yourself.

As the name suggests, wicking beds draw moisture from beneath the soil using capillary action, and providing water to your plants from below rather than above has many benefits. Not only does it save you time watering, but evaporation is reduced, the risk of fungal disease is lessened and the wicking action ensures the moisture is more evenly distributed throughout the soil.