This item is currently not available.
Please note: This item cannot be shipped outside the lower 48 states via standard shipping. For other shipping options, please call us at 1-888-833-1412
(based on 14 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 14 customers
Displaying reviews 1-10
Back to top
Previous | Next »
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Avid Gardener
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
Terrific Worm Composter
from Brooklyn, New York
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Makes good compost quickly
from New York, NY
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)
The Worm chalet
By Big D Farms
from Elizabeth IN
About Me Master Gardener
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)
from Buffalo N.Y.
About Me Getting Started
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)
teaching tool and fun all in one
By gardner granny
from Thornwood,New York
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)
By Gayle the Gardner
from Orange County, CA
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.
Exceptional Construction and Appearance
from Central Florida
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)
Worm Condo not All that it's cracked up
from Pacific Grove, CA
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)
from Abington, PA
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.
Gardening Success Guaranteed
Garden Lab Designed & Tested
Support a Community that Cares
Expert Garden Advice