Subpod - In-garden, Outdoor Worm Compost System (Free Shipping!)


Team up with compost worms and microbes to process organic waste and create rich, organic soil for your plants and garden!

Subpod is an innovative, outdoor, in-ground composting system that solves many traditional composting problems:

  • It's odor-free and effortless with 5- to 10-minute-a-week maintenance
  • It can compost up to 30 pounds of food waste a week, so it's suitable for households of 1 - 6
  • It has dual compost chambers that offer more space for your waste
  • Subpod eliminates the need to manage smelly compost piles or bins

Thanks to its careful design, vermicomposting has never been this easy. Compost worms and microbes live inside Subpod where they eat and process your organic waste.  The design allows them to travel out of the Subpod where they spread rich nutrients into your garden, and then return home to compost more waste.

Taking care of your waste is as simple as opening a lid, stirring your scraps in and taking a seat. All the hard work is done by the worms living in Subpod!

Subpod is also attractive but subtle – it is easily hidden by bushy plants and thriving vegetables, so you can focus on keeping your garden gorgeous.

Looking for more info on outdoor worm composting? See our article "The Complete Guide to Outdoor Worm Composting with Bin Options, Tips, & What to Avoid".

How It Works:

Subpod works like a little compost factory. Your compost worms (sold separately), and the beneficial microbes that live alongside them, are the workers. They take food scraps and carbon items (like paper, leaves, and cardboard) and turn it all into rich compost that builds soil and helps plants thrive.

Being underground, Subpod creates a natural environment for compost worms. Having access to the soil means they can feed and breed as rapidly as they like, because there’s always room for their population to grow. Soil is an insulator, and in hot weather, compost worms will instinctively escape into soil to cool down. As the weather turns cold, it will keep your worms warm and active during winter (as long as the soil doesn’t freeze). Every time your worms leave Subpod, their movement aerates your garden soil and increases its nutrient content.

Subpod is an aerobic system, which means it promotes odorless microbes to boost the composting process, not smelly anaerobic ones. The unique 360 ventilation below Subpod's lid keeps fresh air cycling through your system and, with weekly aeration, your compost will only ever smell like a forest floor.

Product Details

Subpod measures approximately 2.5 feet by 1.5 feet by 1.4 feet (L x W x H), ships flat- packed, and has an easy 5-10 minute assembly.

Note - an existing garden bed is required, and worms are not included with Subpod.

What's in Your Shipment

Your shipment will include 1 Subpod in-garden compost system, 2 Subpod Worm Blankets, and instructions for installing your Subpod.

You can also customize your Subpod by ordering the Subpod Bundle (**Out of stock as of Sept 2022, will be back soon ****), which comes with a Garden Compost Aerator and steel Garden Bed. Add compost worms, bedding, or worm food to round out your vermicompost set-up.


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