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Wicking Wheelbarrow | Re-Use Wheelbarrow + pipes + carpet + shadecloth + pea gravel | Home DIY

Fill with soil and compost. and water from the top for 2 weeks until the plants can wick on their own. NOTE: the wicking action will only work up to 300mm of the soil layer.
Fill with soil and compost and plant your plantsĀ and water from the top for 2 weeks until the plants can wick the water on their own.
NOTE: the wicking action will only work up to 300mm of the soil layer.

Clear and level out the spot where the wheelbarrow is going to be located
Clear and level out the spot where the wheelbarrow is going to be located

Place the wheelborrow in the spot and level it off. We decided to add bricks under as we wanted the legs not direct contact with the soil.
Place the wheelbarrow in the spot and level it off.
We decided to add bricks under as we wanted the legs not direct contact with the soil.
Re-using old carpet to provide padding for the black plastic
Re-using old carpet to provide padding for the black plastic
For the reservior layer, use strong builder black plastic and cut slits into the pvc pipe
For the reservoir layer, use strong builder black plastic
and cut slits into the pvc pipe as seen
Place the pvc pipe into place
Place the pvc pipe into place
Fill with pea gravel slightly covering the pvc pipe
Fill with pea gravel slightly covering the pvc pipe
Drill a hole the size of the overflow pipe where the pea gravel layer will meet the soil layer
Drill a hole the size of the overflow pipe where the pea gravel layer will meet the soil layer
zip tie some shade cloth to the inside of the overflow pipe. cut an "X" slit where the hole was cut and push through the overflow pipe as seen.
zip tie some shade cloth to the inside of the overflow pipe.
cut an “X” slit where the hole was cut and push through the overflow pipe as seen.
Use waterproof duct tape to secure the black plastic to the overflow pipe so no water can leak out the sides
Use waterproof duct tape to secure the black plastic to the overflow pipe so no water can leak out the sides
The overflow pipe angled down wards
The overflow pipe angled down wards
put in shade cloth to separate the reservoir layer from the soil layer.
put in shade cloth to separate the reservoir layer from the soil layer.
Fill with soil and compost. and water from the top for 2 weeks until the plants can wick on their own. NOTE: the wicking action will only work up to 300mm of the soil layer.
Fill with soil and compost and plant your plantsĀ and water from the top for 2 weeks until the plants can wick the water on their own.
NOTE: the wicking action will only work up to 300mm of the soil layer.

 

2 thoughts on “Wicking Wheelbarrow | Re-Use Wheelbarrow + pipes + carpet + shadecloth + pea gravel | Home DIY

  1. That’s great Grace. I also use old planter pots stuff with old T shirts as a wicking layer. Lucky to find a wheelbarrow, deep and solid!!

    1. Thank you Peg:) That sounds like a great idea:) You can usually find them on the verge:)

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