- garden bed
The subpod was extremely simple to assemble and install. My husband made a box to accommodate it and just yesterday I activated it with paper and dry leaves and compost and worms from our existing compost. It is a very convenient solution to pest problems in our compost system. Thank you.
Set up happened very quickly (a few hours). Really solid construction Within a day I had it set up and plants planted. One day later introduced the worms. One week later I introduced food scraps. The worms appear to be doing just fine.
Very good so far, except for the lid. The lock/hasp snapped off during the first week. The wind caught it and lifted it. Perhaps another material other than plastic would be more suitable. We keep a brick on top now to secure it.
I never thought composting would be fun, but Subpod has changed that. I love that we have our own "worm farm" and it's exciting to see the worms break down our food waste. Only a couple issues, the subpod sides were kind of warped so it was hard to get the center part in correctly. I was too lazy to send it back, so we are just dealing with it. It hasn't affected the performance at all.
I had thought to place my Pod in the ground but after receiving it and considering the project a bit further decided a pre-build garden bed would be the best option for my space. It was easy to put together but I recommend reading the sites Knowledge Page and Q&A to make sure you place your Pod correctly - It needs airflow and naturally sits too low - you need to raise it up. You also need like 10 bags of top soil or similar to fill the space plus a bag of mulch. But once finished mine looked great and I know will be a good home for my compost and worms.