The Subpod drains excess liquid to the outside of the Subpod using all the wormholes in the Subpod.
There is also a slope at the bottom of the Subpod which drains excess liquid out through the worm tea outlet.
A suitable quantity of dry carbon should be added to the Subpod to control moisture levels and to optimise the compost.
If the Subpod is placed on a raised garden bed, you can choose well-draining soil to prevent the soil outside the Subpod from becoming anaerobic.
If the Subpod is to be dug into the ground rather than placed in a raised garden, it is important that the soil it goes into is well draining as well.
Because the worms move into that surrounding soil, they both aerate it and provide diverse microbes with their deposited castings.
It is important to maintain and develop the full biodiversity of the soil biota (soil life and fauna) which the Subpod vermiculture system does which prevents pathogenic bacteria from becoming a problem.
The Subpod is designed to create an aerobic environment by having a built-in aeration panel, and also by using the compost aerator every time you add your waste to your Subpod.`
Individual Eisenia fetida earthworms secrete proteins and fluids which have antibacterial properties, potentially deterring soil pathogens.
They also secrete a yellow fluid to deter predatory flatworms.
Can you compost coffee filters?
Coffee filters are fine to compost in your Subpod. Just be sure to avoid adding coffee filters lined with plastic coatings to your Subpod. Although they will break down pretty quickly, a good tip is to tear them in half to compost faster.
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, ...
Can I compost peach and cherry pits?
While peach and cherry pits will not harm anything in your system they will take much longer to break down, and you will find that the rest of your compost would be ready before the pits. They will be fine to add to your Subpod as they won't fill up ...
Can I compost coffee grounds?
It’s no problem to add your coffee grounds into the Subpod as part of the mix with your other kitchen waste. In fact, worms thrive on the nutrients still present in the spent grounds. If you are thinking of composting all the coffee grounds from a ...
Can I compost meat in Subpod?
It is possible to compost meat in your Subpod after 4 months. Start composting with fruit and vegetables, and once your Subpod is strong, you will be able to slowly start adding meat to your Subpod. We will be adding information to our Subpod Grow ...