I've mentioned before that I have to be somewhat sneaky in my composting practices because we're not allowed to compost food where I live -- we are only allowed to compost lawn and garden refuse. I started my sneaky food composting by composting in a plastic storage container, then a trash can. I dig and drop my food scraps right in my garden beds, and I have a worm bin. But we eat a lot of fruits and veggies especially during the growing season, and these systems do eventually become overloaded.
So when I saw the worm tube composting method over at the National Gardening Association's web site, I knew I had to try it. Basically, the idea is that you install a large (6 inch diameter) tube or pipe directly into your garden bed, and drop your food scraps into it. Pests can't get into it, but the worms from the garden can. They'll eat the goodies you leave, wiggle back out into your garden soil, and leave some goodies of their own in the form of vermicastings. I am definitely trying this, and I'll report back to tell you how it goes. If anyone else wants to try along with me, we can compare notes.
Have you tried a system like this? Tell us about it!