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Key WaterUps® Residential Projects
Timber vegie beds, Eastern Suburbs Sydney
In June 2021, two large beds and a solid smaller one were fitted with WaterUps® cells by Urban Veggie Crew. They are now recommending WaterUps® as the wicking bed system for the self watering timber beds that they install, because of WaterUps® robust and simple design which makes their installation easy and cost effective.
Square planters, St Ives NSW
These WaterUps® square planters provide the perfect vegetable garden solution for this poolside terrace area in St Ives. Limited by space, these planters provide significant growing capacity and can be moved from sun to shade.
Oceanside vegie garden, Mona Vale NSW
These WaterUps® Oasis 1680 beds were installed to create the perfect vegie garden on the cliffs high above the ocean at Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The owners chose the wicking bed solution because of the exposed position that intensified water loss from the wind and sun.
Roof garden planters, Glebe NSW
All of the pots and planters on this roof terrace ina converted warehouse in Glebe were fitted with WaterUps® wicking cells recently. A number of the pots were 800mm deep to allow trees to be grown.
Country retreat, Southern Highlands NSW
These raised beds were built in autumn 2020 to ensure that a viable vegetable garden could be established at a country retreat only occasionally visited. The owners have a passion for design and chose to use WaterUps® as the only viable solution.
Wicking beds for ornamentals, Mt Victoria NSW
WaterUps® were installed in this 2 tier timber retaining wall. An Oasis 1240 wicking bed has been added and the next project is to put WaterUps® in the old tin bath.
Retro-fitting corro beds, Stuart Town NSW
Growing food in these hexagonal beds remained a challenge for years due to a lack of consistent watering. They were retrofitted with WaterUps® in 2018 and were very quickly a productive source of fresh food for this farm veggie garden.
Galvanised corro veggie beds, Orange NSW
These beds were designed and built by Caledonian Landscapes in Orange in autumn 2020. Given the level 5 water restrictions, wicking beds were the only solution for growing an abundant food supply at home.
Outstanding vegetable garden, Canberra
With consistent dedication, Yaa has expanded her veggie garden in Canberra to create a food forest envied by all who visit. All the beds are watered with WaterUps®.
Vegetable garden near Bungendore, NSW
This veggie garden was established by well-known food recipe blogger, Jules Clancy from The Stone Soup, in 2018. The challenge was how to grow your own food with little water and on very poor soil. The raised beds were particularly successful.
Fennel in Forestville, NSW
Growing fennel in a WaterUps® wicking bed proved easy as this gardener in Forestville shows here. After assembling their WaterUps® Oasis bed little effort was required to produce thriving fennel and kale for this first-time gardener.
WaterUps® Residential Projects News
Growing edible plants on a balcony is easy with WaterUps® Square Planters. Six weeks ago I started a vegetable garden in nine (9) WaterUps® Square Planters that would fill a normal sized sunny balcony.
Its time to bring our wicking ideas inside and look at wicking systems for indoor plants.
Angus Stewart assembles his WaterUps® square planter and shows the results he has achieved.
Often the first question we are asked by people who are not familiar with wicking is, “how does it work?” Well, we could, and usually do, explain that it is based on a scientific principle called capillary rise.
Waterups® is proud to announce that we have passed a major milestone of 20 million litres of water saved – that’s the volume of 8 Olympic sized swimming pools!
This post will focus on how to grow a more diverse range of vegetables using seeds rather than seedlings.