New! Hot Frog Essential Living Composter


  •  A moisture control water retention channel runs around the outside of each tray. 
  •  When it’s time to expand your living composter a collection of 52 angled tunnels extend down from
    the base of each tray directly into the bedding of the tray below. 
  •  Aeration is important for happy worms and good compost.
    worm blanket

Then you need this Children’s illustrated adventure book to help teach composting fun and factual! This book has Pee Wee describing an amazing adventure from a classroom worm bin to a backyard composter. Instructions are included on how to care for worms and harvest their castings! Comes with a Happy Giddy Cultivator which will encourage children to be active in the garden and worm bin!

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The HOTFROG Essential Living Composter is the 3rd generation of worm composters created by FCMP

Building on the tremendous success of the original “Classic” Living Composter, the newly released

Essential Living Composter offers all the same design features at a budget friendly price.

  •  A moisture control water retention channel runs around the outside of each tray. Instead of allowing
    the liquids to fall directly through the tray this channel gathers moisture to prevent the bedding from
    drying out along the edges.
  •  When it’s time to expand your living composter a collection of 52 angled tunnels extend down from
    the base of each tray directly into the bedding of the tray below. This provides ample opportunity for
    worms to migrate between trays.
  •  Aeration is important for happy worms and good compost. A series of support points are molded into

In addition to our proprietary features both models of the HOTFROG Living Composter have all the
features traditionally found in top end vermicomposters.

1) The liquid collected in the reservoir base is
known as worm tea. Mix 1 part tea with 1 part water to create an excellent fertilizer for plants.

2) The speed and efficiency of the vermicomposting process keeps typical composing odor to a minimum and

allows the unit to be kept inside and used year-round.

3) Constructed from BPA free, UV inhibited, recycled polypropylene the plastic is contact safe and will not degrade if outside under direct sunlight. Legs are made of this material as well.

  • Dimensions: 15″ x 15″ x 22″
  • Each Tray holds approx. 3 gallons
  • Comes with one brick of coconut coir and shredded paper to use as bedding. Just add worms!
  • Made in Canada
  • Free Shipping  *within the lower 48 states. Cannot ship to HI if you order worms as well.   If you would like us to attempt to ship to HI,  PR or AK locations please call us BEFORE placing an order to get a shipping quote. If an order is placed to ship to one of these three locations, the order will be cancelled.
  • Please note: the Essential unit is not compatible with the Classic unit.

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Hot Frog Composter

I bought the composter with my 2 year old in mind. He loves worms and we have all enjoyed feeding them and contributing less waste to the landfill. We are very pleased with this purchase.

Stylish and easy

This was really quick and easy to set up, and the plum color is really pretty. It’s actually quite stylish! All of my worms died in the first week, and I think that my problem was that I had my composter outside and it was simply too hot for them. I feel terrible and I’m going to try again - this time, I think I’ll keep the composter inside for the summer (it’s stylish, like I said, so it’s not a big deal to do that), and then move it outside when it cools off. I feel so bad that I killed the worms, but I think that was me being a bad pet owner, and not the fault of the composter.

holly g.
Great Buy

Very happy with purchase . It works great

Richard M.
Uncle Jims is fantastic!

They are awesome at Uncle Jims! I called and talked with the staff and they guided me in the correct direction. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. I will definitely be buying more from them soon. Thanks Everyone!



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