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Mon Nov 30, 2015, 01:06 AM

Composting in Winter

Any ideas for this? I habitually save veggie clippings, but in the winter I don't want to trek all the way up the stairs to my composting bin.

Last year I chopped leaves and layered them with the veggie clips, using crates that are similar to the ones milk comes in at the store. I did this all winter long and when spring rolled around, I hoped I would have some partially finished compost, which I did. Not sure if I want to do that again this year, though. I'm ready to try something new.

Wondered if anyone had any ideas for winter composting.


Cher

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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:00 AM

1. buffer

I collect kitchen scraps in a large lightweight bowl, and take it to the compost bin when I am going outside. Mine is all veggie and fruit scraps, so not rotting smell.

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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:14 PM

2. My compost pile I had outside worked well during much of the winter.

I kept the compost bin covered with old, thick blankets and over the top of that, I placed a sheet of particle board. You could probably get some old bed spreads or heavy blankets cheap from a thrift store.

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