The main thing to ensure your worms work well for you is to feed them regularly with kitchen scraps. Usually adding waste every couple of days is the most efficient way of ensuring they are working. They don’t like a glut of waste, and underfeeding means you won’t get them working to their optimum level.
Assuming you are adding your food scraps every couple of days as you lift the moisture mat you will see the worms working just below the surface.
You will soon see if your worm composter is too wet – it looks visibly sodden.
The average family generates 7kg (15lbs) of food waste a week, just for reference.
Worm blankets are made of a water-absorbing, air-permeable and light blocking fabric.
You can compost a lot more in Subpod than in other worm farm systems.
When you empty your castings and compost, the worms will not be with the castings, but where the food is, on the other side of the Subpod divider.
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.