What is a wicking bed?
"Wicking bed" generally describes a raised garden bed which supplies plants with water from below. Water travels up from the water reservoir via a wicking medium into the soil above.
What is the advantage of a wicking bed?
Do you need to be an experienced gardener to grow your own food in a wicking bed?
What plants can I grow in my Orto planter box?
How much does a Orto planter box weigh?
The Orto planter box without soil and water weighs 50kg. Once water and soil is added the weight is closer to 100kg. Our castors are rated to 65kg each, so the planter box can handle up to 260kg.
How much water is there in the water reservoir and how long will it last?
There is 33 litres of water in the Orto reservoir when full, not counting soil moisture. Mature plants will drink between 1-5 litres per day depending on environmental conditions. Mostly the plants are drinking a litre per day so the water will last a week or so in normal conditions, but in extreme heat check each day until you get a feel for exactly how fast they are using water.
Do you ship interstate?
Yes, we have just started shipping interstate in a slightly modified form of the Gardeners package. We place the castors, inlet pipe and overflow inside the reservoir so they don't damage in transportation and you will need to attach these yourself when you receive. There are instructions on the shipping page.