Winter worm protection....??????
I have just been having a chat on Ams question about leaf mulching...talking about composting etc...and there is something that has just occured to me... i have 2 of thoughs big black compost bins at the end of the garden, to be honest i don't think they are the best option, really hard to turn and take ages to brew, what i have had out of them has been lovely, better than anything i have bought from B&Q... anyway getting back to the point... i was up there the other day adding some bits to them and when i opened them up i had loads of red compost worms all riggling about on the top....obviously good doing there job bless them...but they have been forgotten about during this artic weather we have been having recently....my poor worms they work so hard...will they be ok? i don't think the compost inside was frozen or anything, but it was a milder day when the sun was shinning that i was doing this....it has since got much colder...is there something i should be doing to protect them? i don't know maybe bubble wrap of fleece on the composters? do any of you protect your compost heaps or bins in the winter? or should they be fine left to mother nature?
Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question, but i have'nt been composting that long, and not considered this before...
- 10 Jan, 2009