How do you turn the compost?
To turn your compost we recommend that you use a compost aerator.
When you add your food scraps to Subpod you mix them through using an aerator. This takes a few minutes per week. Using the aerator helps to mix the food through the Subpod so that the worms and microbes can break them down more easily, as well as oxygenating the Subpod. Oxygenating the Subpod means an aerobic environment, and reduction in smells.
Here’s a couple of videos of Peter using the aerator:
The good thing about using the aerator compared to turning compost with a pitchfork is that it requires a lot less effort and time, even kids can get in there and give it a go!
How long does it take to turn waste into soil, compost and worm castings in a Subpod?
It will take around 17 to 22 weeks to convert waste to soil, compost and worm castings (for a full Subpod). It takes around five weeks for each level, and then once it gets to the third level you leave it to sit for two weeks. If you would like to ...
Once the compost is in do you need to turn it over ? Or it just rots down and then you scoop it out ?
The magic behind Subpod is that you aerating (turning it) every time you feed it, this is a simple process that takes about 60 seconds. Although Subpod feeds the surrounding soil, eventually it will fill up (6-12months) at that point the lid is large ...
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 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 ...