Native worms vs. red worms in soil
I have a red worm compost bin and am wondering if it is safe to use that compost in my yard's vegetable garden, since it inevitably contains red worm cocoons. I have heard the use of non-native worms such as red worms can be harmful to worms native to our soil and can out-compete the natives. I live in Tumalo. Second, is there a way to process red worm compost to remove/kill any cocoons so it is safe to use (though this does not appeal to me)? Third, if red worms exist in the vegetable garden, will they eat the plants' roots and/or root vegetables growing beneath the surface there? If you are not sure of answers to these questions, please so state. BTW, I do not ever use synthetics or poisons in my yard. Thank you.