HOW COLD IS TO COLD?

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old man winterNow that we’re enjoying some nice daytime weather, people may be tempted to place their indoor worm bin outside.  It’s especially tempting for those that have had Fruit Fly “blooms” over the past few months.  Unfortunately you can’t really trust Old Man Winter, he’s still got some punch left in the cold Northern nights.  (if you are struggling with flies, try this) http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2011/11/13/easy-fly-trap/  

The trick to timing the outdoor debut of your bins is indeed keeping an eye on those night time temperatures.  Once they’ve stayed above zero Celsius for at least a week you’re most likely good to go.  Check the weather forecast for the next week or two in case there’s a cold snap and hopefully your bin will be just fine.

When you do have a spot outside, keep in mind that bins can flood from rain fall that flows in through your up facing air holes.

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