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We have wanted to set up a composter for a bit now. We saw the Worm Factory 360, which is fast acting, small, works year round, and is easy to maintain. It’s very easy to set up, and odorless in operation.
This operation requires worms, but not just any worms, Red Wiggler Worms are the best for composting. As I didn’t know where to find these guys locally, I got the setup with the worms. I was surprised how many worms it took to make that pound.
The Worm Factory 360 is 18″ L x 18″ W x 24″ H. Making it great for almost any location!
This is so easy to do and setup, my 3 year old son loved helping! He learned what can be composted, how it works, and he got to play with a few worms. Now whenever I crack an egg or have a scrap of vegetable he tells me the worms are hungry and I should feed them.
I made a video journal with how the setup works. I found the directions were thorough and easy to follow for someone who isn’t sure how this works. Here are the best clips:
The first tray will take about 3 months to be fully composted by the worms. After the first tray, you can harvest compost monthly. This compost can then be used in your garden, raised beds, planters, houseplants and more. Compost not only is a great way to recycle but it adds vital nutrients your soil would not necessarily get otherwise, help it hold moisture longer, and promotes healthy plant growth.
Did you know?
- The Worms can survive up to 2 weeks without any new food.
- If you begin with 1 lb of worms, like I did, they can eat half a pound of food each day!
- Composting is usually smelly but the air flow design in this system discourages stinky garbage odors making this great for apartments, kitchens, condos, garages, porches…
What Can I Compost?
No Meat or Dairy Products
- Coffee Grinds
- Vegetable Scraps
- Egg Shells
- Newspaper – the non glossy pages
Please note the system arrives with a card to order your worms which are then shipped separately. You should plan to be home the day they arrive.
This is available from Earth Easy.