Recycling food scraps - Worm Farm possibility...surviving the winters?
The garbage/recycling is interesting here in Zurich. Still trying to get my head around the fact that plastic containers etc (not PET bottles but just regular plastics) are not recycled and there is a set day for cardboard/paper recycling.
I'm also used to recycling food scraps separately in a food compost. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this and I notice most people just simply put food scraps in the garbage.
I would rather recycle the food scraps and since I don't have a compost, I'm thinking of building a worm farm for a couple reasons - 1) worm farm will eat the food scraps and 2) the worm 'juice' is very nutritious for the herbs/plants that we intend on growing on our balcony.
I'd like to know, however, whether a worm farm will survive the Swiss winters? We intend to have the worm farm in a purpose built, self contained, worm farm container sitting on the balcony. It does not smell btw) - I'm just wondering if the worms will survive?
I'm guessing they will because they survive in the wild but wondering if anyone has any first hand experience doing this?