What is the ratio of wet waste to dry waste?
It's important to have carbon (dry material) in any composting system. Although Subpod is a little more relaxed with this rule because the worms and microbes can take carbon from the surrounding soil.
We still suggest placing a handful of carbon every time you feed. A good basic ratio is 2 parts food waste to 1 part dry material such as sawdust, cardboard or paper. If you have wetter food waste you may need to add a bit more dry material.
Here’s a list of what can be composted:
Can I compost waste from Smart Cara in the Subpod?
Yes, you can add waste from Smart Cara to the Subpod. There are however a few things to note when using your Smart Cara to generate waste for your Subpod: If you run the full cycle on Smart Cara, the resulting waste would be added to your Subpod as ...
The land becomes very wet where I live. Will this affect the Subpod?
When you live in an area that becomes very wet, it is best to use the Subpod in a raised garden bed as this will allow the soil to properly drain in times of prolonged or heavy rain. If the bed walls are at least 14 inches or about 35 cm high, this ...
Can I compost beer waste in the Subpod? I’m going to be brewing my own beer and there is leftover waste from hops, yeast and some liquids.
Yes, you can definitely compost your beer waste in the Subpod. It can be good worm food provided you pay attention to a couple of points. At the initial stage of making the wort; the hops and spent grain or residual malt extract can go in, just be ...
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 ...
Does a Subpod smell? Doesn't all compost stink? How does the Subpod manage to avoid rotting smells since it is a composter?
If you’ve been unlucky enough to be around poorly maintained composting systems then you may have noticed a bad smell. Bad smells indicate that the composting process is out of balance in some way. To make composting appealing for people, we designed ...