Newbie questions - Can I dig my own worms?
I tried to start a worm bin last year. I'm using an old wooden drawer. I ordered worms from a Craigslist posting (lesson learned). The gut was in another state(OR) and after 2+ weeks of no contact, I finally called. I got a return call the next day saying they had been shipped that morning. Wonder if I'd still be waiting if I hadn't called. What arrived was a plastic cottage cheese tub of smelly black goo. I counted a little over 20 worms! Needless to say I wasn't successful in getting my bin established.
I have a greenhouse, and today I dug up about 75 worms from one 8' stretch of bed. The worms are red, small, and wiggly. Can I use these?
How many worms do I need to get a bin started? Should I just order them again, this time from a reputable dealer?