Questions about starting VC
Hi! I've been reading about VC and I am fascinated! I like the idea of producing my own enriched soil/fertilizer. I have an urban balcony garden. I have a couple of questions before i pursue this.
1. Can i keep a worm bin outdoors in zone 6? The worm bin would be a rubber maid storage bin with holes drilled at the bottom and along the sides and raised from the balcony floor with bricks to allow for any drainage and air circulation. Indoor space is limited. Would I need to provide insulation? An alternative construction for a worm bin would be to use root pouches as the worm bin and stick that in a rubbermaid storage bin. Holes would be drilled along the sides and lid of the storage bin. If you're not familiar with root pouch, they are pots made with recycled fibers. You can google "Root Pouch" to find out more info. Would the worms eat the "root pouch"?
2. I understand that bedding is very important. i have read that moistened newspaper is a popular bedding. I was wondering if i would be able to mix in used hamster bedding, which would include hamster droppings and sand. Below is a link of the bedding material and dust bath for your reference:
I look forward to your advice!