Earthworms in bottomless 15 gal pots okay?
I plan to cut the bottom of 15 gallon pots and bury them in the ground. These pots are more taller than wider (the typical black plastic planters you find in nurseries).
My concern is around the earthworms that will get into the nutrient rich pot soil. I read that earthworms have a wide range of movement and if bound, they tend to go for the live roots of the potted plants.
Is there a chance that the earthworms might get bound after climbing into the potting soil from below? Is there truth in the bad effect of bound earthworms that I mentioned above?
Please let me know. I plan to bury 8 pots and would really appreciate if I knew this exercise was a bad idea. Do I need to worry about earthworms getting inside these 15 gallon bottomless pots?