how do i harvest castings
I got my worms last summer and put them in a Walmart tote with holes drilled in.....first off many of them crawled out! But that is another story. I used a bit of shredded paper, but mostly coir. I put them in the basement for the winter and it seemed that many disappeared. But now they are out of the dungeon and the coir looks more like the worm castings that I bought last year. I don't see many worms now, don't know if the basement was too cold for them or if they are just hiding in the bottom.
Anyway, to my question....am I right that I dump the whole thing out on a tarp and scoop dirt up until I have all the worms separated and then put them in new prepared bin/coir? I started with 2 pounds of red wigglers and I'm wondering what is really down in the bottom of that bin, lol. The loch ness monster, maybe? Cause the food was et by somethin'.