Do you have to re introduce new worms after you empty the compost?
When you empty your castings and compost, the worms will not be with the castings, but where the food is (on the other side of the Subpod divider.
When the system is getting full, stop feeding one side of Subpod. After 2 weeks, most of the worms have now moved to the other side where the food has been added. This allows you to easily harvest the castings from the unfed side without having to separate worms from castings.
Can I compost dead worms?
It is fine to compost the dead worms in the Subpod. However, we recommend having plenty of bedding to dilute the rotting carcasses. This will ensure that your Subpod environment is still comfortable for the living worms still in your system. Luckily, ...
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 ...
Do we add scraps during the winter to the Subpod to make our base compost, before the worms are added in the springs?
Food scraps are best added when you have active thriving compost worms in your system, so it is best not to add food scraps until the worms have settled in for a week in their new home; Subpod. When you first start to use your Subpod you will add ...
When the Subpod is full, how do I remove the finished compost, without harming the many worms within?
Compost worms struggle to live in the soil, as they need high levels of organic matter (your food scraps ;) ) so they will always return to their Subpod home. We have thought long and hard about HOW to collect your compost without hurting our worm ...
Native Australian worms? Do the compost worms outcompete the native earthworms? And do they allow the native earthworms in if they choose to enter the subpod?
One native Australian composting worm, perionyx excavatus, also known as spenceralia, is commonly called Indian Blue or blueys. This worm species happens to be the fastest breeding worm in general composting use (1 worm produces 18 worms per week in ...