Mini Wicking Beds

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Mini Wicking Beds

Category : Foundation

Inspired by our new wicking beds, Katherine came up with the idea of the students making their own mini version to help them understand how they work and also to engage the students with their new environment.

All of the Preps created their own beds by using a bottle cut in half that has a ‘reserviour’ filled with water. This water travels up into the soil through material and therefore self waters the plant. This is very similar to our wicking bed that has two main parts: the bottom half is a contained reservoir filled with rocks and water and the top half is filled with soil, mulch and plants. By periodic flooding of the deeper half of the bed, mature plant roots get a big drink.

The Preps took home their plants today and hopefully they look after them over the summer.


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