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Worm Chalet

Worm Chalet

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Let Worms Make Your Compost

Vermiculture-composting with worms is a fun and easy way to turn messy food scraps into rich and crumbly black compost. We've tried many worm bins over the years and this one is superior in every way. Each of the three stacking trays has recessed handgrips and a removable wire bottom. As worms finish digesting scraps in one tray, they move up to the next in search of more food. Simply empty out the finished castings for use in your garden and refill the tray. The Worm Chalet is sized to handle all the kitchen vegetable scraps from 2-5 adults, and works year-round when kept in an area that's 54-70 degrees F.

  • Worms move from tray to tray digesting scraps
  • Turns food scraps into rich compost
  • Red Wiggler Worms and Coir Worm Bedding sold separately
  • This oversize item has an additional shipping charge of $10

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    Product Details

  • 19-3/4" L x 19-3/4" W x 30-1/2" H
  • Three stacking trays
  • Trays have recessed hand grips and removable wire bottoms
  • Handles kitchen scraps from 2-5 adults
  • Works year-round in temperature-controlled area
  • Instructions included
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    Worm Chalet
     
    2.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    54%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy assembly (11)
    • Attractive (8)
    • Composts quickly (4)
    • Odor free (4)
    • Capacity (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kitchen scraps (10)
    • Coffee grounds (9)
    • Ecological waste disposal (9)
    • Fertilizer production (7)
    • Fruit rinds (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (7), Getting started (3), Master gardener (3)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disappointed

    By Grandmother

    from Vermont

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Odor Free

    Cons

    • Leaks
    • Poor design

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Tea bags

    Comments about Worm Chalet:

    I have been worm composting successfully for about 15 years, starting with a home-made foam cooler, a Rubbermaid tub with holes in the bottom (very small, made with a soldering iron) and progressing through the Wormaroo and this product. I was very disappointed in the Worm Chalet, and agree with the criticisms made by other reviewers. The directions are terrible; the worms fell through into the tea compartment and drowned, causing a flood on the basement floor. The whole thing is way too heavy and clumsy to clean out, drain, etc. I had to ask my son to help me manage it, and ended up emptying the whole thing out and abandoning the project. Just about all the worms had died by then, even though I had added grit (garden soil), egg shells, etc.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Terrific Worm Composter

    By coolelle

    from Brooklyn, New York

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Composts Quickly
    • Easy Assembly
    • Sifts Old From New

    Cons

    • Attracts insects
    • Full bins can be heavy
    • Leaks

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • Ecological Waste Disposal
    • Fertilizer Production
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps

    Comments about Worm Chalet:

    Our old worm composter had insect barriers, so we actually used it indoors, on the landing outside our apartment. This composter seems to attract insects a lot. Aside from that, it's a terrific product. The worms migrate from the old compost to the new waste, so sorting the compost is easier, and you don't have to wait for an entire "batch" to be completely done, as with a barrel composter. We bought one for friends as a gift this year.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Makes good compost quickly

    By HB

    from New York, NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Capacity
    • Composts Quickly
    • Easy Assembly
    • Odor Free
    • Sifts Old From New

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Ecological Waste Disposal
      • Fertilizer Production
      • Kitchen Scraps
      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about Worm Chalet:

      This is the third year we have had our Worm Chalet. It has coped with our kitchen scraps and some of our leaves etc. I lime it regularly and keep it moist. It produces excellent compost and compost tea with very little fuss. I used to compost by traditional (Henry Doubleday) methods, but did not have sufficient space in our NYC garden. This has been acceptable to the other people in the building who relax in the communal garden, with no complaints about appearance or smell.

      It would be nice to have extra trays for use in winter when we produce kitchen scraps a little faster than the worms can process them.

      (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      The Worm chalet

      By Big D Farms

      from Elizabeth IN

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

      • Missing Red bucket

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Ecological Waste Disposal
      • Fertilizer Production
      • Fruit Rinds
      • Kitchen Scraps

      Comments about Worm Chalet:

      Ok, the only complaint I have is the picture shows a red bucket I suspect is used to put your food scraps in before composting. My kit did not come with this bucket. This should not be on the picture. It is misleading.

      Other than that the vermicompost is working well.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice

      By K.C.

      from Buffalo N.Y.

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Composts Quickly
      • Odor Free

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Coffee Grounds
        • Ecological Waste Disposal
        • Fertilizer Production

        Comments about Worm Chalet:

        Use for kitchen waste. It's atractive, takes a bit of time to become use to the the do and dont's.

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        teaching tool and fun all in one

        By gardner granny

        from Thornwood,New York

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Worm Chalet:

        I purchased ths worm farm for my grandsons. Their father wonted no part of a smelley compost pit in his nice yard.The two boys are enjoying their noterity of having a worm farm, the science teacher made a big deal of it AND they go fishing with some of the worms. My daughter is useing the "left overs" to feed her flowers. My son in law---is still a bit skepticall about his mom in laws latest gift to the kids.

        P.S. Their soil was so poor ,That in 4 years of helping my daughter with her plantings I never found a worm in it. I would send a coffee can of worms(New York ones) home with the boys (to New Jersey)with instructions .

        (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Gayle the Gardner

        from Orange County, CA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

        • Needs Solution Added
        • No directions confusing

        Best Uses

        • Coffee Grounds
        • Kitchen Scraps
        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about Worm Chalet:

        Never got it going. Couldn't figure out if you start at the top or bottom. No clear directions. Took longer to get worm castings then they said. Donating it to a school. Maybe they will have better luck.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exceptional Construction and Appearance

        By floridagardener

        from Central Florida

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Assembly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Coffee Grounds
          • Kitchen Scraps

          Comments about Worm Chalet:

          Keeps worms cool and free from the deluge of summer rains. Easy to use, side grips for lifting trays and loading. Solid construction designed to function and last.

          (11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worm Condo not All that it's cracked up

          By Jewelbug

          from Pacific Grove, CA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Difficult to Aerate

          Best Uses

          • Ecological Waste Disposal
          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps

          Comments about Worm Chalet:

          The set up instructions were not very clear and because of that I think that it is set up wrong. I am thinking about dumping it and starting all over. Which is going to be an expensive mistake ... one that could have been avoided if there had been better directions included.

          (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Preliminary Preview

          By Smoolichen

          from Abington, PA

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Ecological Waste Disposal
            • Fertilizer Production
            • Kitchen Scraps

            Comments about Worm Chalet:

            The simplicity of this device attracted me to get it to use with my environmental science student to run some experiments. I am just trying it out. But one thing I can say is that the directions are poorly written and unclear. I think that will be my students' first task to come up with a standard procedure and to monitor conditions so we know when things are good and when they are not. We plan to monitor temperature and moisture content in each of the bins relative the number of worms and compost produced over time. I'll write another review if we are successful.

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