winter compost pile - Knowledgebase Question

Wheaton, Il
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Question by kmpiche
December 8, 2010
I have a home-made compost pile (large clay pot). I was wondering what I should do with it during the winter. Is it OK to keep outside to wait for Spring use, or should I put it in my garage?


Answer from NGA
December 8, 2010
If you keep your compost pot outdoors during the winter months it will stop decomposing but it will sit patiently until the weather warms up. If you place it in a spot (such as your garage) that stays above freezing during the winter months the material you've put into the pot will continue to decompose. It will decompose faster if you remember to mix the material every week. Digging into the material and moving it around will help it heat up and decompose. If you'd like compost ready for in the spring, take it into your garage and remember to mix it up at least once a week. Best wishes with your compost!

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