We recently met an awesome couple that keeps an outdoor worm bin right in Ohio City! Curious about their process and reeling from a major fruit fly infestation in our indoor bin, we decided to learn more. The couple has a 3 bin system that they rotate about once a month. The worms do all the work and they reap the rewards. They’ve even gotten the neighbors involved in composting, which is so cool! Part of the reason it seems to work is because the bins are pretty well protected, situated between two houses so they are nicely protected from the elements. Although most of what we’ve read indicates worms need to be kept between 55 and 75 degrees in order to survive, the owners say their worms lived through last winter.
Well, we are going to try it….no more fruit flies for us!