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
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 13 days 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
I have mot put the product to use as it is over degrease outside and in my sun room as I live in Florida. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Linda Baunat
My son loves this,he really into nurturing our vegetable garden and rose garden!!!Published 27 days ago by Catherine
This is great! I have been composting for years but a worm composter is new for me. Very easy, interesting and absolutely no odor. Good instructions, even a CD.Published 1 month ago by Sitkan
So far, so good. The worms seem to be happy in their new bin. I was a bit surprised at the lid because it isn't air tight, and so fruit flies do get in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Terrible. Worms are always escaping.
I put a light directly on the worm farm in order to discourage the worms from crawling out, as the directions suggested. Read more
It's an easy setup and construction is ok. After a few weeks I noticed that the trays do not hold much in the ways of compost material. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ig88