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How to: Wicking beds

A wicking garden bed is basically one that works much like a self-watering pot. There is a water reservoir underneath the bed, and water wicks up from it through the soil to  reach the plant roots. They can be any … Continue reading

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You don’t irrigate? You mean, you don’t water your plants? Really? (3/3)

About four and a half years ago I wound down my employment in preparation for the arrival of my first child. OK, technically I was still writing the last grant’s final report four hours into labour, but that *was* wound … Continue reading

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Water banking and developing it in Australia

One idea that’s cropped up occasionally recently is water banking. The basic idea is that you take water in flood years and set it aside for use in drought years. Simple enough, and a compelling concept given the increased variability … Continue reading

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