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Tiger wormery review BBC Gardeners' World magazine

Tiger Wormery review

A compact stacking model available in a range of colours and with a comprehensive ‘starter’ package.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners'World Best Buy award winner, the Tiger wormery comes in a choice of six colours and the starter pack includes worms, bedding, a coir mat, worm food and a worm composting book. It's a medium-sized stacking model and comes with a five year warranty.
Design and setup
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Ease of use
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Compost quality
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Range of colours and size options

Produces good compost in moderate quantities

Good starter package and mostly made from recycled plastic
Cons: Small smooth sump needs frequent draining

More accessible to slugs than most

Flimsy tap handle
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What is the Tiger wormery like and where can I put it?

The Tiger wormery is a compact stacking model that comes with a minimum of three and a maximum of four medium sized trays. There’s a choice of six colours, ranging from subtle terracotta and black, to bright primary colours including red, blue and purple. The wormery can be sited indoors or outside, although it does need protection from rain as the stacking design lets in water, which can make the compost over-wet. As with all wormeries, it should be placed out of direct sun as the worms will die if it gets too hot.

What’s the Tiger wormery like to set up and use?

The Tiger Wormery is straightforward to assemble with no tools required, and the comprehensive written and pictorial instructions are very clear to follow. The lid has a lift-up handle, which is useful when adding waste and the grip handles on the trays, although not large, are adequate for easy handling when full. It produces good compost but we found the sump where the worm liquid collects needed emptying more frequently than others, both due to its small size and because the smooth sides mean worms that fall through could drown. The square base ensures the wormery stays stable in use, although being close to the ground does make it possible for slugs to enter the wormery.

Who is the Tiger wormery most useful for?

The Tiger wormery can be composed of a minimum of 3 trays, which would suit 2-3 people, while 4 trays are likely to be needed for a larger household. The range of products in the starter pack make this model particularly suitable as a gift. Bright primary colours can be particularly appealing to children.

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Is the Tiger wormery value for money and is it built to last?

The Tiger Wormery is keenly priced and the wormery itself is well made, but the flip-over handle of the tap didn’t feel too sturdy. It comes with a 5-year warranty.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Tiger
Name Tiger Wormery
Model Tiger Wormery
Price £73.99

Features

Material Plastic
Height 55cm
Width 40cm
Depth 40cm
Capacity 15.5l
Warranty 5YEAR
Feature notes

Maximum number of trays four

Each tray has a capacity of 15.5 litre

ecoCredentials

Mostly made from recycled plastic