I know this isn’t specifically related to beekeeping, but it is related to growing your own fruit, veggies and plants in general in your own garden. And bees are part of that. It’s a great cause that we can all be part of. I bought one today
Subpods are launching on Indiegogo for an early bird special, and I thought some of you green thumbs might like the idea of it.
Simply put, the Subpod will allow you to have a composting system and worm farm directly in your garden, delivering nutrients directly to the roots of your plants where they are needed.
Subpods will improve the condition of your soil through its unique design.
The Subpod has been rigorously tested over the last 8 years to allow maximum efficiency of letting worms move freely in and out while keeping unwanted pests out.
At the top of the Subpod, we have designed a special mesh which allows air to flow in and out while being strong enough to keep out large critters such as rats, possums and anything else living in your garden. Worm mobility is key for this product and is actually what makes Subpod more advantageous over conventional systems.
The Subpod is made from water and food safe plastic which has a minimum life of 10 years in the soil without any leaching or degradation.
Another unique factor that makes the Subpod special is its unique interconnecting design that allows multiple modules to be added to cater to larger volumes of waste. The modular design, along with the bench seating aspect, makes it perfect for cafes and restaurants, as well as incorporating into your own garden. The Subpod can be buried into the ground, or made into an above-ground garden bed which you can sit on and enjoy the fruits of your labor
The idea is mimicking nature where worms eat, roam, and spread nutrients. Worms are not confined to the Subpod, but learn to return there for feeding. As for getting full, it does not fill up as quickly as most systems because of the worm mobility, plus the worms and microbes are continuously eating. This keeps the compost levels low inside the Subpod. We find that you end up only needing to empty the contents a couple of times per year, or more if you would like to distribute your compost and worm castings throughout your garden.
In most systems, because you are creating worm castings in a confined area, you need to take them out and apply them to your garden. This is a two-step process. For Subpod, it is just the one step of composting and the soil biology does the rest! Of course, there are times when people will want to use worm castings in other areas of their garden, and we have designed the Subpod lid to allow for easy access to scoop out your worm castings.