What's the longest time you’ve had a Subpod in the ground?
We have had our Subpod prototypes in multiple locations in raised garden beds and in the ground for more than 2.5 years.
I am based in a cold climate where the ground freezes in the winter time. Can I still use Subpod?
The material used to make Subpod can withstand temperatures up to -20 degrees celsius. We have tested the Subpod in temperate, subtropical and tropical environments. We have consulted with people who use in-ground worm farms in climates where the ...
Can I put this in the ground in my location? I have clay/sandy/rocky soil on my property
If you have high clay soil on your property we recommend putting Subpod into a raised garden bed rather than digging it into the ground. The reason is to protect the worms during periods of high rainfall which could stress the worms. The minimum ...
Why does my Subpod smell?
If your Subpod smells, it indicates that the food is rotting before the worms can eat it or there is not enough oxygen in the system. Add carbon (shredded newspaper, coconut peat, wood shavings) each time you feed your Subpod together with a handful ...
I’ve heard you shouldn’t compost onion and garlic. What about if it’s cooked into a meal? Or the skins?
Onions, garlic and skins are fine in the Subpod. At the start, when your Subpod system is beginning, you should only add small amounts. Over time you will be able to add more onions and garlic to your Subpod (after 4 months). If the system is ...
Can I put Subpod in the ground in my location? I have sandy soil on my property. I have a beach-side property.
If you have sandy soil on your property, yes you can use the Subpod! It will be easy to dig a hole for the Subpod into the sandy soil and as the worms move out of the holes in the Subpod into that soil, they will be gradually conditioning, and ...