The Subpod is a revolutionary system that solves several common composting problems.
- Insulated by surrounding soil so worms won’t overheat
- Processes up to 15 kg of food waste per week
- Suits homes of 1-6 people
- Two compost chambers
- Low maintenance - requires weekly aeration
- "Worm tea" nutrients are feed into the surrounding soil without being collected
How does the Subpod work?
The Subpod is designed to be dug into your garden, creating a natural environment for composting worms and microbes. This protected insulated environment in the soil mimics nature, a safe haven from the hot days and colder nights.
Unlike other worm farms these worms have access to your garden through many holes in the Subpod walls, their habitat is not restricted - they can feed and breed as rapidly as they like. Composting worms come in a few special species (Tiger/Red Wriggler Worms are the ones available in New Zealand), that like to feed on the surface. Unlike regular earthworms they are not burrowers so are not going to travel far from their food source. When they do leave the subpod they will aerate the soil and take microbes and nutrients with them, helping spread them around your garden.
Dealing with your food waste with the Subpod is simple, lift the lid, stir in your scraps, and take a seat while the worms do the hard work below you. Since the Subpod is buried in your garden much of it is out of sight, and the top can be used as a seat, or hidden behind a thriving veggie patch.
Due to its unique ventilation system the Subpod has lots of oxygen around to help odourless microbes assist with the composting process, add a weekly aeration stir and your compost will smell fresh like an earthy forest.
L 75cm x W 45cm x H 43cm
Made from the safest plastic on the market, polypropylene, the Subpod is light enough to handle single handed, and extremely durable once installed.
Chamber capacity: Up to 200kg
Designed for the home - just one Subpod has enough space for a family of 4 to compost all their daily food waste.
Reduce your household global warming gasses output - worm composting reduces Methane emissions from rotting food scraps in landfills, Methane has more than 80 times the global warming effect as CO2.
Save the same amount of CO2 you'd produce charging 285,672 phones, or driving 8,945 kilometres.
1,000 - 2,000
We recommend starting off with at least 1,000 - 2,000 worms, but the more the merrier!
Flatpack, click together assembly, NO tools required.
Follow the easy video below for all assembly instructions. Every subpod also comes with easy to follow printed assembly instructions.
Shipping and packaging
The Subpod comes neatly folded for assembly is a compostable box, easy enough to pick up and carry around.
Due to size of box, we have a fixed shipping rate of $19 nationwide