I'm thinking of taking my worm colony currently in a Rubbermaid and transferring it to one or two worm tubes in the ground outside. I read that red wigglers won't survive the winter but the cocoons do so that's cool. What are some methods that I can employ to ensure success for this switch?
Why not move part of your worms to the tubes in the ground? That way you can experiment without the risk of losing all your worms.– THelperSep 18, 2016 at 6:22
I could but we live in a townhome without a basement. A few worms have been escaping lately and it kinda freaks my wife out. So my options are to get it outside (preferred) or maybe the garage will work if there's a light on all the time.– Dano0430Sep 19, 2016 at 15:33
I am experimenting with this also. I lost most all of my worms this Summer due to the heat in Charlotte (95+) a lot this Summer. I keep mine in the garage but it still got to hot for them. So I am trying the in ground method. I did not use a tube , but a 5 gallon bucket with a lid . I dug a hole big and deep enough to place the bucket up to its rim. I cut the bottom out and drilled a bunch of holes in the side. I moved some worms into the bucket and now dump veg scraps in the bucket and put the lid on. I am hoping that other worms will come in through the holes i cut in the side(1/4 inch ). I might should leave them in the garage till Summer and then move them to the in ground method. I am not sure they will survive the winter.