Worm Factory DS3GT 3-Tray Worm Composter, Green
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- Made with post-consumer recycled plastic, Dimensions 16-inch x 16-inch x 13-inch
- Built in "worm tea" collector tray and spigot for easy draining.
- Year Round Production
- Odor Free Operation
- Expandable up to 7 trays
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The Worm Factory is very simple to assemble. The booklet is very clear. I bought the worms from a man who is doing organic farming nearby and uses a huge wooden box he built himself, which is about 15 feet long, 6 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall. He is using the manure of his cows to feed the worms and he has hundreds of thousands of worms. Anyway, my worms came with a lot of cow dung but they immediately loved the box, and worked perfectly for the first month with my kitchen leftovers. I was concerned because I had not told my landlady that I would be introducing worms into my place. I did put a little sign on the worm factory that said: "Science experiment, do not touch". I did not have to worry: They are not noisy, they do not escape, and best of all, they are not smelly. I found out the worms love the vegetable leftovers from my juicer machine because those are really finely chopped. They take a lot longer to work through a banana peel. If I let the leftovers "age" about a week, they work a lot better. I was happy to see a lot of dark earth produced in a short time.Read more ›
This system eliminates the feeding the worms in one spot and then pulling out the castings, trying to leave all of the worms in there you can. I like that the worms have more mobility so just in case your feeding area is too wet they can move around. I also like there is lots of air in this system so everything doesn't get too wet.
The tray system was easy to put together, it took only a few minutes. It also comes with your initial bedding of coconut husks. Ideally you will want to put your farm into place, and wet down your bedding, and then get your worms. There are instructions on the top of the lid of the bin to tell you what to feed your worms with, and a great guide that also comes with the bin. I highly recommend this worm bin.
After a year...about 3 months ago I finally harvested my bottom tray of compost. I didn't before because there were still lots of worms in it so I figured there was still food in that tray. But I felt like I waited long enough so I put it on the top of the stack and left the lid off and waited about half a day, checking it every hour - the worms at the top would crawl down but I had to keep harvesting the top layer and revealing a new layer to get the worms to keep crawling down. Once they are covered they will stop crawling down so you have to keep exposing them to sunlight. Once I started to harvest the compost I was amazed at how densely packed it was. It was really really rich and heavy soil. It felt like soil that had been smooshed down and compacted.
Also I have now started to more aggressively compost so I put All my scraps in there. Even if it means starting another level. Just remember to put a good ratio of paper and shells in it or they will just rot and attract flies. Putting all my food waste in it has attracted more flies and it smells worse. But I have been putting all my paper from paper shedder in it and now the worms are going to town. They are working fast and moving up to the next tray. I have seen a whole tray of food get processed by the worms in a month and before it took 5 month to achieve that. Just make sure that you are watching them and making sure they are still happy.
Old review still has good tips:
I bought this last July at the Cal State Fair so it's been 6 months. I now have one fully processed tray of compost and one in the works.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
About half a year ago I decided I was going to have vermicomposting in my classroom. I wanted to do it right, so I got this bin. I am so glad I did! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Skylar Song
The Worm Factory is a great design at a reasonable price. Neither the written or video assembly directions said anything a rubber gasket for the spigot and I couldn't find any... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Robert D.
I'm using it for more than 2 months and although it works for the worms, it has some design flaws that make it unusable. Read morePublished 14 days ago by flymaster
I'm happy with this but the spout isn't very durable. I have to tighten it and it still loosens. It'll leak at spout and bottom tray. I'll have to problem solve this issue. Read morePublished 14 days ago by terihick
I tried building my own with storage tubs. It worked for a while, but was hard to maintain and eventually died off. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Mark Joz
I love my little worms! Only downside is that we produce more compost than they can handle. We usually cook about 5 days a week and with the veggie waste (and junk mail) for three... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Marisa Morales
The lid is warp and it does not prevent insects such as ants out and it does not seal properly. I had purchase one years ago with the A frame lid and it worked perfectly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Debbie
Wow! So easy to set up, you could do it in a hot second! (I'm in Texas so every second is hot!:) )
Also ordered worms from Uncle Jims which were the perfect addition to this... Read more