Red Wigglers in Outdoor Compost Bin?
I have several indoor wormbins that I use for all of my vegetable scrap (except onions, etc).
I have an outdoor compost bin that's pretty big, and I put leaves and other vegetable/fruit scraps in that outdoor compost bin. I want to be able to break down those outdoor scraps quicker so that I can use them more regularly. I would like to know how to add worms to the outdoor wormbin.
I've heard that it's impossible to even use european red wigglers in an outdoor compost bin in the winter in a zone 8a environment (though how that makes sense, I have no idea if they're european; I would think they'd be used to the cold??).
In my area, the lows can be as much as 14 degreen fahrenheit. My outdoor compost bin is right up against the wall of my building (not sure if that will contribute some heat to my compost bin outdoors. I'd like to know what I can do to make worms survive in the wormbin outdoors. Can red wigglers survive there? If not, is there an alternative? (I can't bring it indoors.)
Please help! :o(