How many worms do I need per Subpod?

You'll need a minimum of 1000 worms, but 2000 is better. If you really want to kick start your Subpod, you can add up to 4000 worms.

Can I add cooked food waste to my worm composter?

I would avoid this – first of all there’s the trudge to the bottom of the garden but also this sort of waste has a tendency to attract pests.. [more info]

How do I encourage worms in my garden?

If you can get a healthy population of worms in your soil they will make you an ongoing supply of topsoil so to encourage them to breed..[more info]

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I Have Some Tiny, White Worms In My Bin, Are They Babies Or A Problem?

They are not baby composting worms as these are the same colour as the worms, only smaller.. [more info]

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How does DE Powder (Diatomaceous Earth) work?

It works by absorption of oils, waxes and lipids on the coat of insects, to which it is applied, whereby they lose water and of dehydration. [more...]

My worms are eating the moisture mat, is this okay?

Your moisture mat is just there to encourage your worms to work in the surface of the waste and as it is biodegradable the worms will eventually eat it.

My wormery is too wet - what can I do to help this?

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.

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Does my food waste need to be broken up into small pieces before adding to the Subpod?

​You don’t need to chop everything up small for the worms, but it does speed up the process so your food will break down even faster.

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