Friday, May 20, 2011

Wicked wicking bed for the vegie patch

It seems that the Conservation and Horticulture departments at Joondalup TAFE have taken to the concept of 'Wicking Beds' to grow vegetables in a really big way. If you don't know what a 'Wicking Bed' is, then Google it. Of course, being TAFE, the hard slogging slave labour is provided by us students and we began yesterday by digging out the reticulation trenches for the entire area. Apparently, the area will be used to grow vegies in a traditional manner, while one large 'Wicking Bed' will be built for comparison. As a home vegie gardner myself, it's a project I will be following with keen interest over the coming months.
(Photos above show Adam doing his best council worker impersonation, while Emma gets trenching. Also shown are lecturers Mike O'Halloran and Brooke Fellowes complete with sticky bun in a bag).