Considering starting a worm bin - advice for a newbie?
I finally got a community garden plot this year (in DC). Sadly, the compost bins at the garden seem poorly maintained and also don't allow kitchen trash, so I'm considering starting up a worm bin to recycle our kitchen waste, which includes a considerable amount of coffee grounds.
Does anyone have any advice they'd like to pass on? Things you wish you knew when starting? Is there any reason why I shouldn't start a worm bin? It seems super simple, provided I don't let things get too wet or dry, right? I live in a small apt, so space is an issue. For this reason, I'm leaning towards a tiered set of bins.
Also, this may seem like a silly question, but I've seen several posts about worms trying to escape their bins -- does this mean I could possibly wake up one morning and find worms all over the place? Laugh if you will, but I'd just like to be prepared for this, if it is actually a possibility. :-)