Preparing for Winter
  • What is the best way to prepare the worms/container for Winter? I live along the coast of southern New England and we have periods of below freezign temperatures.
  • Deeper bigger beds with a good thick covering of bedding materials like straw will insulate them from the cold. Adding strips of compostable foods in the worm bed will generate heat. I don't think that it will be necessary for you on the coast, but in really cold climates people use bales of straw to insulate the beds.
  • I'm so fortunate to have such a loving and understanding wife. My worm farm is in multiple bins in an unused bathtub in one of our bathrooms. Our "boys" have controlled temps. I just started this past summer. I even sold about 20-25 dz. as fishing bait. I've lost about six after the cocoon ejection process, but all are healthy.
    I change out soil about every three (3) months. Is that too often. The process is labor-intensive, so I'm looking for a better way. I am not composting, rather growing worms for bait and "feeders".
    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    - Lee
  • Hey Lee,

    As long as there is room in the container just add several inches of fresh bedding on the top of the bin. You can do this until the container is nearly full.
  • Hi Matt,

    Thanks for the info.

    Have a Blessed Christmas!


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