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Wicking Beds
Wicking beds are raised beds that are watered from a water reservoir below the soil.  While more expensive to build than conventional raised beds they use between 40 and 50% less water and are a lot less work to maintain due to much less time being spent watering and weeding .

As  wicking beds is a large subject it is listed under a separate heading. For more information on wicking beds see the Wicking Beds section.