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Does water need to stay at full depth for wicking action to work?

Hi all, I am looking to build a wicking bed this year. (Once I get it going successfully I plan to tie it into an aquaponic system.) I have…

Started by Lida Soileau

6 Feb 4, 2016
Reply by Lida Soileau

Wicking bed for seedling and cuttings

Hi, What would be a suitable media mix to ensure adequate capillarity and soil quality for seedling and cuttings? Since the WB will be in a…

Started by Philippe Pauvert

12 May 8, 2015
Reply by Philippe Pauvert

Winter wicking

Any body attempt to grow in winter using hoop covers in zone 5 ,if so changes required

Started by Carl Jacobs

10 Apr 15, 2015
Reply by Paul Smith

Thoughts on recirculating wicking / sub-irrigated grow tower

Hey folks,I'm new to aquaponics, only having dabbled in it briefly before, and am considering my system options.  After much research and b…

Started by Robert Jack Meyer

5 Nov 17, 2014
Reply by Paul Smith

Integrating wicking beds into aquaponic systems

Our success with wicking bed growing using aquaponic system water for fertilizer has led us to integrate the beds into the system. We are e…

Started by Chris Smith

40 Nov 9, 2014
Reply by Paul Smith

Worms in wicking beds

Looking for feedback on how well worms are sustained in wicking beds. Thanks.

Started by Blue Hiller

6 Oct 26, 2013
Reply by Blue Hiller

Perlite as wicking media

I have been using straight perlite in plastic totes as a wicking media for about a year now, and have had some success with root crops, suc…

Started by JRComito

7 Oct 19, 2013
Reply by Robert J

Wicking bed design

We have been growing root crops and everything else in our wicking beds with great success. We would like to discuss designs of beds and th…

Started by Chris Smith

30 Jul 18, 2013
Reply by Bob Campbell

Wicking methods in the earth

Has anyone been successful putting a water reservoir deep in the ground? I would think this method would eliminate all evaporation. 

Started by David Schwinghamer

15 Jun 4, 2013
Reply by Tetlom

Lotus Plants in Wicking Beds?

Just had an idea and wondered if anyone else had already tried this - I'm cycling up my first AP system now, and do not yet have wicking be…

Started by Daniel

5 Sep 4, 2012
Reply by Daniel


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