The Subpod is Easy Set Up
The hardest thing about installing the Subpod was digging the hole!
To set up the modular in-ground vermiculture composting system, all you must do is dig a hole. Level the bottom of the hole so the container sits level. Then simply place the Subpod into the hole and fill around the composter. You’ll need to add starter compost and worms (which are sold separately).
To assemble the subpod itself is relatively easy. The base of subpod is unfolded and clipped together. A little gentle force can be required and the key is to make sure that everything lines up nicely before exerting any force to clip it in place.
Once the sides are clipped together, the lid is clipped in place, and then the middle section, which creates the two chambers. When clipping together the age-old adage that two hands are better than one, rings true, as it can be difficult to line everything up while exerting force to click together.
Although the manufacturer claims that setup can take less than five minutes – we found that it took between 30 to 45 minutes, but it was enjoyable and certainly not hard, although fitting the lid and insert was a little fiddly.
Now to add your worms and compost!!
We sourced our worms from a local supplier, which were supplied in soil, and gave them a few days to settle in before adding any kitchen waste.
One thing to remember is not to add too much compost initially but all the instructions on volume and what to add are conveniently located on the inside of the lid for easy reference.
Because we have 3 of the Subpods now installed we have found we can add more and more waste and we add everything from our coffee grounds to the dust and debris from the vacuum cleaner bag.