2The perfect home
Worms like a comfortable environment that mimics their natural habitat, so setting up your Subpod right is important. Here are some tips and tricks that will get your new army of worms off to a good start.
Assemble your Subpod first, to size it up before picking a patch or digging a hole. This video shows assembling the walls, lid, and in the Subpod Classic, the internal divider. Follow it carefully to protect your hinges and ensure proper joins.
Subpods work best in raised beds, but can go in the ground too. Choose a spot that won’t flood or bake in the sun, has at least 40cm soil depth, and ideally is a convenient distance to your kitchen and surrounded by your hungriest plants.
Avoid direct sun, especially in summer. Thankfully, Subpods are mostly under ground, so this is less critical than in traditional worm farms
Did you know?
It's OK if you don't have the perfect shelter for your Subpod, you can still:
- Pick the most sheltered spot you can.
- Grow taller plants on the north and west edges of your Subpod to shade it.
- Drape a light-coloured damp towel or similar over the whole subpod on scorching days
- Build a simple shade structure, umbrella or cover to give your Subpod shade in the summer.