water management
wicking bed watering
A wicking bed is a garden bed with a waterproof lining that holds a reservoir of water at the bottom from which water is draw upwards like a wick to the surface of the bed via natural soil osmosis or through the roots of plants in the bed.

The great vantage of  wicking beds is that they use between 40 and 50% less water than conventional vegetable beds.  They can also be watered by a low pressure system and left for extended periods of time as the watering process is semi automatic. 

For more information on the benefits of Wicking beds and how to build them see the Wicking Beds webpage.