Worms; the tiny wrangling creatures may creep you out, but you know they are beneficial for your soil.
You also know the little wigglers will feed on your food craps and impart essential nutrients to your garden..and now you want to raise a worm army of your own to take over the world!
Ok, maybe I took that a bit too far but how about we look at the best worm farm kit that money can buy where your worms can live and flourish in a healthy habitat and environment? Let’s do it!
Worm farm kits are generally different to large worm bins (see our best worm bins ultimate guide) and there are some unique styles and products that don’t necessarily take up so much space where worms decompose kitchen wastes and, in return, produce fertilizer.
Of course, all of these products have their pros and cons, but if you are looking for the best kit, stay with us. We will discuss the best worm farm kits that will satisfy most of us vermicomposters!
Best Farm Worm Kits
IN A RUSH?
Check out our short list of our highest rated worm farm kits below:
- The Squirm Firm Worm Factory 360 Composting Bin
- Hungry Bin Continuous Flow Worm Farm Kit
- Tumbleweed Can-O-Worms Vermicomposter
- VermiHut Plus 5-Tray Worm Farm Kit / Compost Bin
- Quest Worm Compost Kit
Now let’s discuss and review each worm farm kit in detail:
The Squirm Firm Worm Factory 360
Up first, is our KING of worm farm kits.
The Squirm Firm Worm Factory 360 is a kit that comes with everything you need to start producing fluffy, nutrient rich worm castings for your plants, fruits and veg.
It has a simple design with four stackable trays (expandable up to 8 trays) and meshed bottoms.
The infographic fridge magnet is one of the coolest parts of this kit.
It gives you an idea of what food scraps worms prefer to eat, so you’re never confused about what worms eat (and what they can’t).
Another bonus is that it comes with a drain tap to remove excess water or make worm tea. This means you get 2 for 1 on your fertilizer options (castings and tea)!
You need to fill the kit with food scraps and worms and you’re good to go! That easy.
As the worms start reproducing and making large colonies, you can add more trays in the squirm firm worm factory 360.
Once the worms decompose the food, they move up into the next tray.
You can collect the compost monthly and use it in your flower beds, vegetable allotments or your backyard.
- Easy to start with
- It takes up less floor space
- It comes with a starter guide
- Comes with a “worm tea” tap
- Overfilling the trays may cause your worms to escape.
- You need to follow the instructions closely to prevent pests and foul odor.
- The kit doesn’t come with worms, bedding, or food.
Hungry Bin Continuous Flow Worm Farm Kit
Next up is THE ultimate worm bin. We couldn’t help include this even though it’s not technically a “kit”, it’s among the best composting bins on the market.
The Hungry Bin uses 5 to 15% recycled plastic material for its design. It has great capacity and composts up to 4 pounds of food scraps per day.
The conical-shaped bin sits on the movable metal casing and its unique design allows you to draw nutrient-rich castings and liquid quickly with minimum fuss!
More so, you don’t need to stir or mix the compost as there is a continuous flow through the bin. It’s almost zero maintenance as a result, with a constant flow of nutrient-rich goodies for your garden.
As a result, the nutrient-rich castings and fluid can quickly be drained.
It works best if placed at a moderate temperature where earthworms thrive well.
- Sturdy build
- No leakage or odor
- Portable (has wheels)
- Fast and clean
- Big capacity
- Not a tray system
- Open drain tray attracts flies.
Tumbleweed Can-O-Worms Vermicomposter
If you are looking for a compact composter, Tumbleweed Can-O-Worms is what you need.
It can easily fit in a small kitchen.
It has two large round trays and a fly-proof ventilated cover.
In addition, it allows you to change the food scraps layers with its swappable tray system.
It is suitable for you if you have a small family as it recycles around 3 to 4 kilograms of food waste in a week.
The drip-free tap in the Tumbleweed kit allows easy drainage.
And the multilayer system makes it aerated, which is good for farm worms.
- You can easily collect the compost, free from food scraps.
- The tray system is easy to handle.
- The multilayer system makes it well ventilated.
- A bit small
- The plastic kit cannot tolerate excessive heat and wind.
- The tap may leak if not installed properly.
VermiHut Plus 5-Tray Worm Farm Kit / Compost Bin
The VermiHut Plus is an easy kit to establish a worm farm. It comes with five trays, but you can always add more.
It has remarkable capacity yet takes very little space. You can get rid of about 5 pounds of kitchen scraps in a day.
This worm composter has a special M-board that increases the airflow, thus setting an environment where your worms love to grow.
Moreover, it includes the ant-trappers in the corners, which guard against pest invasion.
- It does not consume much space.
- Good worm holding capacity at less price
- Worms may escape.
- Plastic may get eroded with time.
- The instruction manual is hard to follow.
Quest Worm Compost Kit
The quest worm compost kit is attractive – its bright green color makes it a good choice for someone looking for equipment to enhance their garden’s look.
It consists of 4 trays and a strong base. The ventilated worm farm kit helps keep foul odor at bay, so you can easily place it in your kitchen if you want to.
The nutrient-rich compost collects at the bottom so you can access the compost free from any worms or food scraps.
- Beautiful design
- Free from odor
- Easily managed
- No leakage
- Product images can be misleading.
The best farm worm kit is one that is affordable for your budget and easy to manage for your needs, while still producing you beautiful and nutrient-rich worm castings.
It should contain everything that you require from a compost bin and have the following features:
- Compact size (if you’re
- Free from leaks and odor
- Easy maintenance
There is no perfect design that’s everyone’s favorite, so it’s good to buy a worm farm kit that ticks the maximum boxes for your needs and requirements.
Which Worm Farm Kit Should You Buy?
We listed several worm farm kits, so you might be thinking about which one to purchase.
Well, it depends on your preferences and budget. The best one for you is what suits your needs and budget.
But if you ask us, we would go for The Squirm Firm Worm Factory 360.
The kit is no doubt a little expensive but produces good quality compost and has everything you need to get started easily with nothing missing.
We also like that it has a fairly vast capacity but compact overall in size, so it takes up minimum space for maximum bang for your buck.
Worm farm kits are now readily available for beginners like we all once were, and worm farm guru’s alike!
If you have purchased any of these worm farm kits, share your experience in the comment section.