A ModBOX™ wicking system is composed of three distinct parts:
– the Water Reservoir
– the Zone of Saturation
– the Growing Medium
The water reservoir is designed to store water for a long period of time and to capture the nutrients that are washed off the soil during top watering. The height depends from the total height of the garden bed and can vary from 50mm to 300mm.
The Zone of Saturation is the heart of the wicking system. It moves the water (by capillary effect) from the water reservoir at the base of the garden bed to the growing medium on the top. The height of this part is critical for the functioning of the whole system.
The Growing Medium is an Organic soil mix specifically designed for container gardening. The height of the growing medium depends from the type of plants and varies from 200mm to 300mm.
Most vegetables and herbs require 300mm of soil. Plants with a shallow root system like lettuces require only 200mm.
The ModBOX™ wicking system includes a “wet season” switch that will transform the wicking bed into a traditional raised garden bed. This means that you can use a ModBOX wicking system during winter when abundant rain will inhibit the functioning of the wicking bed.
IN THE KIT:
- Drainage Valve
- Food Grade PVC Liner 960mm x 960mm x 450mm
- Geotextile 1600mm x 1600mm
- Inlet Pipe 450mm
- Overflow Pipe
- Slotted AGI Pipe 1metre
- Tank Outlet
The impermeable liner, that is the foundation of a wicking system, is made from a durable, heavy duty PVC material and is built to the exact size of the raised garden bed. No need to fold it or cut it. Also, the ModBOX™ Liner, will not leach chemicals into the water being made of a certified food-grade material.
A ModBOX™ Wicking System Kit includes detailed instructions and diagrams that will allow you to build a functioning wicking bed with the correct Zone of Saturation height. You will also be able to allocate different areas for various root system plants.
SOIL MIX RECIPE
We will share with you our formula to create the perfect soil mix for raised garden beds. This is a fundamental component for successful wicking bed gardening. Follow our guideline and you will have an healthy, long lasting and a bountiful raised garden bed.
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
We believe in our product so if, for some reason, the ModBOX™ Wicking System does not work, we will refund the whole amount of the KIT. No questions asked.