Wicking beds are a revolutionary way of watering your edible garden from the bottom instead of the top. They contain a water reservoir under the soil layer and through capillary action the moister rises up into the soil just like a paper towel dangled into a glass of water. This will help you save time watering and they are also more water-efficient than standard gardens due to the lack of evaporation in the top layers of soil. The constant moisture helps produce lush, healthy, and unstressed veggies regardless of the heat of the season.
Getting it right on your own can be technical and tricky though. After more than a decade and hundreds of wicking beds installed in homes and community gardens, we now offer our simple and foolproof wicking bed conversion kits and instructional materials to the public. You can read more about wicking beds here.