Wicking Worm Bed Basics explained here
Wicking Worm Bed Links
Site from the developers with history - Wicking Bed Priniples
Their reference page Waterright Reference List
Doc's Wicking Worm Bed Tutorial
Wicking Worm Beds in Photos
Display Tank for open days.
Makes it clear to see the wicking action
In Ground Beds:
- Plastic down
- Water pipe in place
- Cover with sand
- Build up sides - re-use iron joined at corners with wooden blocks
- Fill with compost, soil and worm castings (plus worms)
- Mulch surface
Wicking Boxes made using a similar process.
Boxes are now made with sand and/or gravel in the base
as I have found the vegetative matter causes problems
as it breaks down.
See Here for an explanation.
By covering the boxes and beds with net curtains
you keep all the bugs off, caterpillars, aphids, grasshoppers etc.
To get a great harvest
like this Mini Cauliflower from a Wicking Box!
Cut down water tanks make great edging
for In-ground Wicking Beds
Other containers can be used.
Like this drum from a Tumble Dryer.
Buckets with holes drilled in make great
in-situ feeding stations for your worm workers!
The growth in a Wicking Box is amazing!