Can I keep my worms in a bucket for 2-3 months before the Subod arrives?
Yes, your worms will survive in a bucket if you need to get your worms ASAP.
Because the worms will be above ground in your bucket while you’re waiting for the Subpod to arrive you’ll need to keep your bucket of worms out of temperature extremes, both hot (keep below 88F/ 31C) and cold( keep above (45F/ 7C), which should be easy to do with such a small bucket.
You’ll need to have a worm blanket sitting on top of the bedding (can be cut from a sack made of burlap, or jute material that is a breathable weave.
You’ll need a lid for your bucket that fits snugly on top to keep out animals and insects, but you need air to get in, so you could drill small holes at the top of the bucket above the bedding level (use the smallest diameter drill bit you can buy - 1/16 inch or 1.5 mm will work to keep out the flies).
Avoid using soil in the bucket - you’ll want to use a bedding material like coconut coir that holds water well and can be eaten by the compost worms which will be generating castings during the 2 -3 months.
Add small amounts of chopped up or blended food waste to your bucket and stir it through the bedding. Only add small amounts of food and don’t add more until you see the food you’ve added being consumed.
Check your moisture levels by adding a little water if it dries out, and if it seems wet, add some dry carbon material such as shredded newspaper, wood shavings, crushed dried leaves, or dried grass clippings.
You could also wait until it’s a bit closer to when your Subpod arrives and purchase your worms then.
Where are my worms? My worms have disappeared.
It can be a bit of a surprise to pop open your Subpod, ready to give your worms their first meal, and discover that they’re gone! If this has happened to you, don’t panic. Even if your Subpod is installed directly into the ground, your worms won’t ...
WHAT and HOW much should I feed Subpod when it arrives? What are the first steps involved with my Subpod?
There are some simple habits to follow when your Subpod first arrives. These include how much and how often to feed Subpod. What you can feed Subpod: do's, don'ts and take care items. How to keep Subpod and your worms happy :) Attached are some ...
Can we leave the Subpod when we go away on holidays? What do we do if we leave for a few months? Can the Subpod be left alone for long periods of time? (what is the maximum time?)
You can leave the Subpod unattended for up to a maximum of three months while you are away on vacation. To keep the worms happy and fed while you are away, a good plan is to buy a pumpkin (or use one that is starting to rot), cut it in half and lay ...
I was told that compost worms can’t live in soil. How do the worms aerate and get nutrients to the soil around the subpod if they can’t survive there?
In nature composting worms live in the top layer of a forest floor, which is high in organic matter. In other words, they need high amounts of organic matter (your food scraps) to thrive. Subpod creates this environment, and in the beginning, your ...
What do you need to add to the subpod to get started? What do I need to put in my Subpod once it arrives?
Video instructions here: https://youtu.be/gRO2z9IHArs?list=PL3v534o03txrI-MApt14-lMGLPTKk_95u After you have assembled your Subpod and installed it in your garden, you will need to add: You will need approximately 1000 worms, but 2000 is better. 8 ...