Outdoor vermicomposting in the hot summer?
I'm in central NC. I knew that doing worm compost outside in winter wouldn't work (too cold for the worms). We just had a simple bin set-up with one plastic storage tub holding the worms, nested in another for drainage.
The bin was fine tucked away in a little closet. However, with the summer months the cockroaches have been reappearing (aaaaaaaahh I really hate roaches) and they have been spotted in the closet where the compost bin is (they can't get into it, and it really doesn't have much of a scent, but I'm sure they are attracted to it generally). I would love to move the compost bin outside, but I wonder if it will be TOO hot for the worms out there. Everything online says they like 40-80 degree temps. Most temps during the day are already close to or above 80 degrees. We don't have much shade, although I guess I could stick the bin under the picnic table? Will excess heat just kill off the worms?