We all know that worms work wonders for the garden and we’re quite happy for them to be there and stay there. Who’d have thought that one day we’d be bringing worms INTO the house?
That’s what you’ll be doing with the Worm Factory composter and these amazing little creatures provide a very efficient means of turning kitchen scraps, paper and organic waste into delicious compost and ‘tea’ liquid that your plants will thank you for.
The process of using worms to produce compost is one used very widely and is called vermiculture.
The Worm Factory consists of a base stand and a series of three stacking trays. The worms start off in the bottom tray and, as they exhaust the food supply there, then move on up to waste placed on the next level. Each level they vacate is left rich with nutritious cast compost which is ready to add to the garden. Additionally, as the waste decomposes, natural moisture filters down through the compost and gathers in the collection tray as a liquid fertilizer which can be drained off through the spigot.
If you’re having thoughts about composting and wanting to find a useful purpose for your kitchen waste, have a look at this compact composter, see how easy it is to use and how it can help with your recycling.
Let’s check out the features.
Very basic assemby with simple-to-follow instructions.
Size and Capacity.
The unit measures just 16 inches square so it’s compact enough to fit into smaller homes and apartments, in a kitchen, garage or porch.
Each tray when full weighs 12.5 pounds making them easy to move around.
The vertical stacking tray design enables the Worm Factory to contain the largest amount of compost in a small footprint and the unit can be further expanded to 7 trays.
Ease of Use
The whole vermicompost system is an incredibly easy process. After all, you’re providing the conditions – it’s the worms that do the work!
Having established where you’re going to locate your Worm Factory, just set up bedding for them and add the organic waste and a handful of worms. It’ll likely take a short while for them to acclimatize and then they’ll get munching and multiplying.
Add your kitchen scraps and paper and occasionally monitor progress to ensure that the contents are moist but not becoming too wet. If that appears to be happening then adding a little dry matter will balance it out. The included booklet gives tips on how to best manage the ‘Factory’ year round.
Worms are one of nature’s most efficient methods of recycling waste back to the earth and vermicompost has long been regarded as the most nutritious compost.
Once the process has been started you’ll be able to harvest year-round nutrient-rich garden and container compost and the secondary organic liquid fertilizer from the spigot tap.
Even though waste is being broken down in the Worm Factory DS3GT Indoor Worm Composter there are no nasty smells of rotting when worms are doing the work because the process isn’t relying on the waste decomposing.
So you can quite happily keep it in the kitchen where it’s convenient for adding scraps.
This is a perfect answer for those with space constraints and/or on a budget. Its low cost means that virtually anyone who wants to compost has the opportunity to do so.
At a Glance
Assembly: Easy to do with straight forward instructions.
Size and Capacity: Compact and comes with 3 trays but can be expanded to seven if you need.
Ease of Use: Very easy to manage. Once you have the worms and waste in let nature do its work. Just add the kitchen scraps and monitor the conditions. Happy worms equals nutritious compost equals happy plants.
Effectiveness: Very effective results from nature’s experts. Good ventilation, design and operation means no odors.
Cost: Affordable and inexpensive solution for home composting. And it’s a great nature study education for the kids.