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Outdoor worm bin winter update

winter worm bin update

close up of temp in worm bin
The outdoor worm bin soil temperature is below freezing today. We can only hope there's a less freezing spot near the middle to keep them alive till Spring.

I wonder if a small plexiglass window in the door would help to raise the temperature enough to provide a small area of warmth?

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Wondering if your bins would have held in more heat if you had surrounded them with hay bails. What temperatures did you drop to?
Comment by Kate Champney Mon Feb 18 15:13:34 2013
Hi we live in Topeka ks. Our worm bin did not do well last year because of freezing temps. We are trying again this year but this time we plan to use hay bails around it and if needed build a hoop house as seen from the guy that does winter gardening in main...eliot coleman. There is also a cattle panel green house that is inexpensive as well.
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