Some Winter Composting Tips You Should Know. That comes down to This Land of Ours.

Just because winter weather is coming doesn’t mean composting should stop.

First of all, it’s important to choose the right container to hold your compost in during the colder months.

  • Tumblers are a closed container system that makes year-round composting pretty easy. They sit on a support system so that you can rotate the mix at any time. Tumblers also prevent wildlife and other pests from disrupting your compost.
  • Full-length composter bins are usually surrounded with a lid and an open bottom that sits right on the floor. You keep adding the materials at the top and the finished compost falls to the bottom where you can remove it.

It’s always a good idea to remember what you can and can’t compost. Most of the items you throw in your winter compost bin can be used year round. An important part of a successful compost, winter or not, is finding the right balance between green (nitrogen) and brown (carbon) materials.

Pay attention to the temperature of your compost and how much moisture your compost is exposed to.

Insulation is also another factor in keeping the compost heap alive until spring.

Winter Composting Tips You Should Know