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7 Common Mistakes in Raised Bed Gardening - The Beginner's Garden

If you're planning a raised bed garden for the first time or adding to your existing beds, avoid these 7 mistakes common in raised bed gardening.

Self-watering containers make growing fruits and veggies a breeze and are ideal for gardening in small spaces. Construct your own reliable waterer with a few easily scavenged materials and about an hour’s worth of time. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Build a Self-Watering Container | MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Learn how to build your own reliable waterer from two 5-gallon buckets, a few other easily scavenged items and about an hour’s worth of time.


Self watering olla system.

What’s an olla? That was one of my first questions when I first heard the word. The basic definition of an olla is an unglazed pot. Ollas have been used for centuries for irrigation in dry…

How To Build An Epic Self Watering Garden…

Wicking Garden: “A wicking bed is a garden bed with a waterproof lining that holds a reservoir of water at the bottom from which water is drawn upwards like a wick to the surface of the bed via natural soil osmosis or through the roots of plants in the bed. Basically it works like large Decor self-watering pot.” A reference diagram to help understand the concepts of a wicking garden The wicking garden is an amazingly effective and simple to build gardening system. To build one, you will…

gardening in galvanized troughs | ... be able to finish the second one in a day or so and start planting

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I have been waiting the moment to build my self watering metal trough planter. I finally gathered all the materials and put together one of them. There is a gr…

28 Best DIY Raised Bed Garden Ideas & Designs

28 Best DIY raised bed garden ideas: easy tutorials & designs to build raised beds or vegetable & flower garden box planters with inexpensive materials!

An Even Better Way to Build Wicking Garden Beds – A Cracker of an Idea!!

From challenges, great ideas can come!! One of the Green Square, community’s raised garden beds, has deteriorated – to the point it needs to be replaced. You wouldn’t believe jus…

Milkwood PDC student design for a wicking bed - simple, affordable solutions to everyday needs...

Upcoming: Our Urban PDC in Sydney: July 2013 - Milkwood: permaculture courses, skills + stories

Our Urban Permaculture Design Course is coming up fast in July, and is shaping to be pretty special. Leading the learning will be the awesome Hannah

Build a Homemade Solar Pool Warming Heater The Homestead Survival - Homesteading -

Build a Homemade Solar Pool Warming Heater

This step by step tutorial of how to build a homemade solar warming heater is a effective option for the budget minded homesteader.

Self-Watering Containers, made from buckets

Self-Watering Containers made from buckets - Also includes Planting the self-watering container - planting mix, fertilizer and plant placement

Wicking Beds 101

The wicking bed, or self-watering garden, is not that mirage of water in the desert. Rather, it is one of the most user-friendly growing infrastructures for all the lifestyle, time-poor, lazy gardeners out there. Using the age-old idea of capillary action, water in a reservoir below is drawn up and into the soil, to be

Bob Hyland: A Guru of Self-Watering Planters

Bob Hyland is a man who is spreading the word about a plant growing system called Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIP). Hyland thinks it’s the perfect way to grow plants in an urban setting, especially if you are growing crops, and I am curious to know what you think of the system and the reasons to use it.By putting a water reservoir at the bottom of a planter (as shown above), plants have steady access to water and nutrients.

Wicking Beds and water conservation - make your own wicking garden bed | Northey Street City Farm

Make your own wicking beds from recycled material. Learn how to be water-wise using a water reservoir with your wicking garden bed.

Wicking Bed Construction

Learn how to design, build and maintain a wicking bed – a self-watering raised garden bed. I’ve published an article with detailed step-by step instructions here Enjoy!

Learn all about the benefits but also the downsides of using a wicking garden bed. As well, get an interesting overview of the ModBOX Wicking System Kit. Click here.

What is a Wicking Garden Bed? Find Out Here | ModBOX

Learn all about the benefits but also the downsides of using a wicking garden bed. As well, get an interesting overview of the ModBOX Wicking System Kit. Click here.