In the spring you can finally go into the garden. And at that point, I also see a spike in worm bin orders every year. Because at that moment, most people think that they need compost. That’s actually quite a shame. Because how useful would it be if your compost was ready at that time? Well, to govern is to look ahead. Then you will have to start earlier. The sooner the better.
It’s true that your worms digest much less waste in the winter when your worm hotel is outside. But there are several reasons to start in the fall anyway:
1: Compost worms need time to get used to their new environment. It takes 2 to 6 weeks before they really get going. That getting used to can also be done in autumn or winter.
2: Once they are used to it, they will start reproducing inside them. Especially in early spring they lay a lot of eggs. So that your worm colony is already growing nicely when spring really erupts.
3: In winter, especially in the city in a sheltered sunny spot, it is often still warm enough to compost somewhat. Only when it gets really cold for a long time do you have to protect the worm bin from the cold.
4: Finally, you can of course always put the worm bin inside. then it doesn’t matter at all what season it is.