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The Worm Factory is an upward migration composting worm bin. We created this group to allow owners of the Worm Factory to discuss their experience with it and to allow others who are interested in the product to learn more about it.

Location: Bellingham, WA
Members: 132
Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2015

Discussion Forum

Questions about your Worm Factory 36 Replies

Started by The Worm Factory. Last reply by July Jul 4, 2014.

Multiply Worms 9 Replies

Started by mary lira. Last reply by Monte Tucker Apr 26, 2014.

number of worms in a WF 360 6 Replies

Started by Alan Robinson. Last reply by Bill Mar 28, 2014.

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Comment by Paula Allen on February 1, 2012 at 6:14pm

I will be adding my 4th in the next week or two.  When that one is almost worked thru I will harvest the 3 trays and start over.  I have noticed that once the system is in full swing you can feed more into the WF then when you first started out. 

Comment by brenda b on February 1, 2012 at 6:40pm

funny you talked about the 360. I dumped out 3 trays in a RM today just about filled it. The little wigglers dont really stay at the top,so it looks like it will be a dump and sort job.But there is tons of some lovily VC. Should be nice to see if the worm numbers increased. This 360 they mostly ate veggies and it did take along time to fill,my other one has been feed only leaves and horse manure 4lbs a month and it has only been up and running for 4 months. Going to be interesting to compare the weights and measures.

Good to see you back Paula its not the same around here without you.

Comment by Paula Allen on February 15, 2012 at 12:24pm
Comment by brenda b on February 16, 2012 at 9:20am

Good to know. thanks for posting that. I have 6 trays on my manure feed 360 and need to harvest it.This way is going to save hours of dump and sort.

Comment by Alan Robinson on February 20, 2012 at 3:26pm

Hi everyone I've had my WF 360  I started it  2/10/2012. I got some free worm (red wiglers) then he said  there was about 300-400  I've done some digging around and maybe found 30-40. So I orderd 2 lbs of worms I have food still on the top so 1lbs of worms should clean that up soon. The worms should be here by Friday.

Should I start a 2nd tray or get a 10 gal container and start a new bin and see what works best the 360 or a home made bin ?

Comment by CathyM on February 20, 2012 at 3:41pm

My suggestion would be to try to have patience, I know that is hard with a new set up. My experience is that the numbers appear to go down in the beginning and the worms don't eat that much because it is a new environment.  They say that the worms actually eat the microbes rather then the food and it takes a while for the microbes to develop.  It won't hurt to start a second tray, you can have food aging there and if the worms are interested, they'll move up to it. 

Comment by Alan Robinson on March 3, 2012 at 6:06am

Hi  I'm new to this I started a 360 bin set up . I live in Denver Colorado.

I joined this group to learn about 360 and get help by  reading the posts

worms are hard to come by in the dever area  I hope to get thing going in this area

Comment by Alan Robinson on March 4, 2012 at 2:58pm

HI All. I checked the worm today and they are eating loven it

Comment by Wayne F on May 14, 2012 at 7:03pm

Hi y'all (hey Brenda),
I'm friend and webmaster to Robert Crofton-Sleigh (  I suggested to him that this forum might be just the right place to be, since his work is vermicomposting and his lifestyle is all about eco-responsibility.  (The free-range-hen houses in his backyard, and organic garden are a couple of examples.  Galleries here:

No disappointments here - this is a remarkable group.  Delighted to hear you're using a W.F. 360, if you're looking for advice Robert might be your man.  He's not quite as gregarious as his webmaster - so feel free to drop in on his page and say Hi. 

Comment by Nature's Footprint on May 15, 2012 at 9:06am

Hi all - just wanted to say that if you have Worm Factory or vermicomposting questions, you can always ask them over at our forum as well as here:


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