Gardening

Composting 101 and why I decided to do it!

I’ve had a family garden ever since I could remember. My Dad had a farm and growing up he planted a garden with his tractor every year. And every year we would tend to it. My love of gardening has transferred into my adult life helping me gain confidence growing plants indoors and also with my own backyard garden.

It is my personal opinion that everyone should grow their own food. We all have the ability to do it… it might be growing things in pots inside our home but we can grow our own food. It can give us the access to fresh produce and spending less on our groceries if we plan for it and just go for it. Gardening doesn’t have to be overwhelming or scary! It’s a learning process and something you can grow from yourself (get it) every year!

This past year I decided to get serious with my composting. Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 30 percent of what we throw away, and could be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

I’ve tried to do it several times in the past and it never worked out because I tried to keep a small compost bin inside. Composting was never something that worked until I tried it with a Subpod.

Subpod is an in-ground compost system and worm farm. Compost worms and microbes live inside Subpod and turn all the materials you feed them (food scraps, paper, coconut peat) into rich compost. Over time, nutrients from the compost will feed your garden soil and help your plants thrive.”

What is really cool about the Subpod is that the worms in your garden compost in the dark and the Subpod creates an environment to get fresh air helping worms and microbes breed while exploring the soil. They also take particles of compost with them while they explore which ultimately boosts the fertility through the garden bed. What’s really interesting about soil is that it is an insulator and protects the worms in hot weather giving them a cool place to head to. When it’s cold, soil traps heat in the Subpod and helps keep the worms active during the winter, making it possible for composting year round!

We’ve had a Subpod this season and it’s made composting super easy. The kids love taking all of our food scraps outside and helping tend to our compost. They LOVE seeing worms in it and squeal with delight when we are out there and they spot them. I highly recommend letting your children garden and compost with you.

SO, HOW DO YOU USE THE SUBPOD?

Have you ever wanted to compost? The Subpod would be an excellent addition to your gardening life and will help you reduce your carbon footprint and make healthy compost for your own family to use!

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