Compost Bin Plans

Have you Made your Compost Bin Plans for Winter?

Now is the time you need to start making your compost bin plans, to insulate your garden compost ready for the Winter season.

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Compost Bin Plans – Gnomes

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If you stay in an environment with cold winter seasons, you might wish to consider insulating your compost.

You might wonder if it’s worthwhile to compost in the winter, and the response is yes!

There are various reasons why your garden compost bin or pile wants attention throughout the winter season months.

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Here are some things to consider:

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  • Maybe you haven’t got a practical in-home compost system, or maybe you have no desire for one
  • You do not need to abandon gardening completely in winter; some gardeners truly miss the hands-in-the-dirt incentives of spring and summer season
  • Winter compost is without the complications of, the too hot or drying out concerns of summertime gardening
  • Houseplants value the boost from a little compost in the winter months

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If you are going to compost in the winter season, then here are some things to consider as to why you should insulate.

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Compost Bin Plans Winter

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  • Protect the worms. These vital parts to your compost will die at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and an average-size compost pile can easily get that cold even in the middle.
    Worms usually winter deep underground below the frost line, however no one has found out a means to inform them that they are, in fact, above ground no matter how deep into the compost they get!
  • It’s ready for you in the spring. If you have insulated your compost and add to it “feed” it with kitchen scraps and such, you won’t need to wait until far into spring prior to having rich compost on hand for your garden.

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Below are a few of the standard actions towards winter season composting and insulating.

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  • Clear out as much of summertime’s rich garden compost as possible. Because garden compost does not break down as quick in winter season, you want to lessen the risk of waste pile-up
  • Pile on the leaves and autumn yard trimmings for insulation
  • Pile straw or mulch around the pile or bin
  • If your composter is one of the mobile types of compost bins, you could potentially move it into a garage or other slightly heated outbuilding
  • Dig a hole and put your garden compost into it; the surrounding earth makes good insulation
  • Let it snow, and let it build up around your garden compost. As Arctic dwellers can tell you, snow makes an excellent insulator if it is piled high and thick enough
  • Utilizing cardboard such as cut up boxes, you can build a multi-layered cardboard wall around your garden compost. Stuff insulation such as straw or leaves into the area in between the sheets of cardboard

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An additional thing to bear in mind is accessibility. It’s tough to trudge out to the garden compost bin or pile in deep snow and sub-zero weather. If possible, keep the compost nearby (move it if required) and have a short-term container into which you put your kitchen area scraps, and make one trip every few days, so compost bin plans include where you place it in during the winter season.

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One last thing to bear in mind – remove any insulation early in the spring to prevent overheating your compost.

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