Answer: A compost pile cooks best if you turn it frequently. Cold weather and an abundance of rain will definately slow the process. Next winter try placing a tarp over the top of the pile to keep excess rain out. For now you can help speed things up by completely mixing the pile up and adding some nitrogen (either fertilizer or grass clippings). As the weather warms and dries out, the pile will begin to heat up. Turn every few days, moving the center of the pile to the edges and the edges of the pile to the inside, where it's nice and warm. Remember to add a shovelful of soil every once in a while to incorporate some beneficial organisms and good bacteria. Compost happens. Good, fast compost takes a little extra effort!
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