Worm Farm Composter

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Item# 8593240
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$139.00

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NEW | Worm Composter Transforms Vegetable Scraps into Valuable Fertilizer

  • Attractive kit for making your own worm compost
  • Easy; no fuss, no mess
  • Make super-nutritious compost and compost tea
  • Keep food scraps out of the landfill
  • Worms sold separately
Worm Farm Composter

Let worms do the work, transforming your food scraps into nutrient-rich fertilizer. It's a fun project that's good for the earth, too, by keeping food scraps out of the landfill. The stylish shape and choice of colors make the Worm Farm Composter at home in a kitchen, mudroom, hallway or pantry. Once the process gets underway you can add up to a half pound of scraps per day to the worm composter, about the average food waste for a family of four. When setting up your worm composter keep in mind that 68 degrees F. is the ideal temperature.

The Worm Farm Composter comes with two trays. When the bottom one fills up, the worms move up to the top tray. Allow the compost in the bottom tray to mature for about a month while you add your food scraps to the top tray. Empty the finished compost and repeat the process as necessary. Use the spigot on the bottom to dispense nutrient-rich compost tea for use on houseplants and garden plants.

Product Details

  • Plastic, wood
  • 19-1/2" L x 15" W x 24" H
  • Weighs 11 lbs. 1 oz.

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4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (18)
  • Easy assembly (16)
  • Odor free (15)
  • Capacity (9)
  • Composts quickly (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (17)
  • Coffee grounds (13)
  • Ecological waste disposal (10)
  • Fertilizer production (8)
  • Fruit rinds (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (9), Getting started (8)

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2.0

Love Vermicomposting, Do NOT Love This Unit!

By Outreach Coordinator

from Pala

Pros

  • cute design

Cons

  • design flaw
  • does not drain well
  • Not enough air flow

Best Uses

  • Composting Fruits & Veggies

Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

I have been vermicomposting at home, at work, and with local school kids for almost a decade. I typically use the Can-O-Worms unit (which I can highly recommend). I decided to try out this 'Worm Farm Composter' unit for my outreach programs this year, since the design looked so cute. However, after using it for the last 6 months, I would NOT recommend this unit.

The Issues: The mesh liner (separates the worm bins from liquid reservoir at the bottom) disintegrated within a month or two of use & seems to prevent liquid from reaching the reservoir; the bins/lid can have spaces & do not close particularly well (I did not have escapees, but this does lend itself to the problem); the air holes on top are very small & do not seem to be adequate (I also widened them on one unit & didn't really help). The largest problem is that the entire unit does not drain liquid very well....this causes your bedding (I use coconut coir) to become overly saturated & yet almost no liquid (worm tea) makes it's way out of the unit. This really compacts each level & is not a very comfortable environment for the worms. Typically, this is when worms try to escape - when their environment is overly wet, overly dry, wrong foodstock....

I really loved the design of this composter, however, the design flaws are such that I will no longer purchase additional ones (in fact, I am having to re-order some new worm-composters for one of my school & I am going back to the Can-o-Worms unit).

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great composer

By Kat

from Texas

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps

    Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

    I love that the worms can't get out!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I wish I read the reviews before ordering

    By New Hampshire composter

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Capacity
    • Easy Assembly
    • Odor Free

    Cons

    • Leaks

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

    I, too, find that the sections don't fit well together. I'm regularly finding worms on the floor.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Super Cute Way to Compost in an Urban Environment

    By Worm Farm Composter

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Assembly
    • Odor Free

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

      A great composter for a small space with a reasonable price tag.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I would buy something other type, but not this one

      By Rose of Sharon

      from Gulfport, Florida

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Leaks
      • Pervasive Odor

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Fertilizer Production
      • Kitchen Scraps
      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

      This is my third worm compositor. Not suitable for indoors gets small flies everywhere. Lid did not fit properly. Is more attractive than the sturdy black one I've had for years but is smaller capacity and not made as well as the one that cost me half of what this does

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's so cute, but...

      By Weekend Gardener

      from San Jose

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

      • Worms are able to escape

      Best Uses

      • Kitchen Scraps

      Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

      I'm just not sure about this product yet, although I'm very hopeful. I carefully set up the inside with moistened crumpled paper and kitchen scraps, but after a few hours I saw that many worms had escaped and were dead or dying. I felt terrible! I admit I did not purchase the special worms the instructions suggested. I used my (formerly) very healthy, vigorous back yard worms.
      I'm trying again only this time I added some back yard dirt, and this seems to be working better. I do see some mold forming on some of the food scraps. Not sure if this means I don't have enough worms to process the food or moisture level is wrong? Guess I'll know better in a couple of months how it's working out.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cool product

      By New Worm Farmer

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Composts Quickly
      • Easy Assembly
      • Odor Free

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Coffee Grounds
        • Kitchen Scraps

        Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

        I love it. So far, it has worked great. I haven't had any issues and the worms seem to love their new home.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A must have during the winter to recycle your kitchen scraps

        By D joon

        from Needham, MA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Composts Quickly
        • Easy Assembly
        • Easy to clean
        • Odor Free

        Cons

        • Needs more trays
        • The "loops" to lift the sieve decomposed quickly
        • Too low to the ground, need longer "legs"

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

        This composter is extremely useful during the winter during which it is hard to compost outdoors

        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Worms escaping

        By Anya

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Assembly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

        • Difficult to Aerate
        • Worms escaping through the layers

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen Scraps

        Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

        I got this for xmas and was very excited to start composting. Within a few days I started seeing dead worms outside of the worm bin. It's now been several months since setting it up and I've lost about 50 worms. I am going to get a new worm bin that doesn't have this problem.

        (14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Worms are getting out

        By OrganicUrbanite

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

        • Had to modify
        • Worms are getting out

        Best Uses

        • Coffee Grounds
        • Ecological Waste Disposal
        • Kitchen Scraps

        Comments about : Worm Farm Composter:

        I received this worm farm for Christmas(I did ask for one). It was easy to assemble and looks cute in the kitchen. Despite following directions: moistened shredded paper and cardboard, and kitchen scraps for worms, I am disappointed that they can crawl out between the layers of the bins. adding water to the bottom bin is a good idea as one previous reviewer suggested. In the mean time I have added window dealer along the edges of the bins to help keep them in, although it does worry me if that allows for enough air circulation. There are air holes on the top bin that allows air in so I can only hope enough. I would rather find ways to keep them in than have them crawl out only to die on my kitchen floor. I really wanted to like this worm farm but unfortunately can not recommend it.

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