How to Create a Wicking Garden From Tyres
At this point, I moved the whole thing into position.
A piece of bamboo or other long stick poked in the PVC pipe will work as a fill meter, to see how much water is in the reservoir. No point topping up the water well if it is not necessary.
- 2 Tyres (When I got new tyres)
- Black Liner (Hardware store)
- Wood - can use anything chunky and organic (Lying around the garden)
- Compost and soil (Garden supplies)
- Rags (can also use old shadecloth)
Peter on Jul 07, 2019
Thanks,yes,iv been growing some rhizomes (ginger,galangal tumeric etc) in wicky beds or self watering pots,with some success and I'm inspired to enlarge the thing,with the tyre reversed on top,with a hole dug,lined with poly.I'm liking your idea of wood but using bits of hardwood (mill offcuts on their side) with drooping weed mat a bit ,down into the water filled with soil mix to act as wicking without fermenting...so I'm arguing with myself about the temperature of the water bath with these hot climate plants.because the roots grow into it..above or below ground.Thanks for the inspiration,have a bit back.thanks peter