The average family generates 7kg (15lbs) of food waste a week, just for reference.
You can compost a lot more in Subpod than in other worm farm systems.
No it shouldn’t. Subpod’s built-in ventilation panels have small holes that keep out bugs, pests and rodents, whilst allowing air to flow in. Just make sure the ‘worm holes’ in the sides of the Subpod are covered with soil so nothing can sneak in.
Ants are attracted to dry conditions, so this is usually an indicator that your Subpod is too dry.
To keep the worms happy while you’re away, buy a pumpkin (or use one that is starting to rot), cut it in half and lay the open sides face down on the top of the bedding of the Subpod.
Composting is indeed a complete ecosystem but flies don’t need to be tolerated. [more...]
Cardboard is great for your worm composter (as is a sprinkling of lime mix) A ratio of 25-30% volume of shredded cardboard or equivalent will ensure the compost doesn't get too wet and there is air circulating. Avoid the really shiny boxes like soap powder and go for newsprint, egg boxes etc.
Fruit flies can enter Subpod when you are adding your food waste. They can also get into the system before your food scraps are added to Subpod if there’s a loose lid.
Sometimes some of your worms migrate to the sump which is mostly more distressing for you than them to be honest.