Compost worms live in Subpod like they would in nature. Underground, they compost in the dark, protected from harsh weather conditions and direct sunlight. Fresh air circulates through Subpod via the ventilation panels, which helps aerobic (odourless) microbes speed up the composting process. As the worms and microbes breed, they explore the soil, taking particles of compost with them and boosting fertility through the garden bed. Soil is an insulator, it protects the worms in hot weather and gives them acool place to escape to. When it's cold, the soil traps heat in Subpod and keeps the worms active during winter – so you can compost all year round.
Subpod in 4 Simple Steps
Subpod is a vermicomposting system
Uses worms to break down food waste much faster than traditional methods, generally in 2 - 3 months. Vermicompost (worm castings or worm manure) is nitrogen rich compost that’s as good for the garden as the traditional stuff. Systems like Subpod can compost smaller amounts of waste non-stop, which is a big advantage over traditional systems.
| Traditional composting
A complex biological process that uses a microbes, a specific ratio of carbon to nitrogen and high temperatures. It requires a large pile of organic matter to generate the high temperatures needed to compost the food waste. This can take a lot longer, up to 6 - 9 months, and systems are often exposed, attracting pests and emitting foul smells.