temperatures and worms
after almost 30 years, I have decided to try my hand at vegetable gardening again. I am only doing square foot gardening at this point. I got to thinking about composting if I was going to continue this and started to do some research on vermicomposting. Everything appears to be straight forward, but I can not find the answer to 2 questions at this point.
1- how do you control the red wiggler population? If I am only using a set size container, how does the population stay at a proper size, without going out and fishing for hours on end.
2-I live in Nova Scotia Canada and the temperatures here in the winter range from -4 to -12 C and can get colder. If I do decide to vermicompost, I will not be able to do it inside for various reasons. Am I able to do it outside? Will the worms survive the cold like regular earthworms?
I know the answers are probably hidden here somewhere, but it will take less time to ask them again.