OK, I'm still having problems with my worm bin. I just started it late this winter. I have had quite a few escapees. Tonight I went to feed them and I opened the bin and there were literally a 100 or more worms hanging on the sides of the bin near the top. I've never seen that many up there before. It's making me think there is a really big problem now.
The bin has been in my basement since I started it. I'm not sure what the problem is. I followed the directions to set up the bin that I've seen on several different sites online. I used shredded newspaper for bedding plus a little soil. I've been adding food about every 4-5 days. It's mostly been things like banana peels, vegetable scraps, some coffee grounds, apple cores, etc. I'm not sure if I don't have enough drainage holes or if I'm feeding them the wrong amount?
How many holes do you have on the bottom and what size? How much do you feed per week?
My husband thinks I should just scrap the whole bin and dump into our outdoor compost pile and forget about having a worm bin. I really don't want to give up yet.
Any suggestions or ideas? Thanks!