Isnare Free Articles
Authors Contents [Add OpenSearch]
Distribute your articles to more than 6,000+ sites and 40,000+ email group publisher subscribers for as low as $2 / article...
Index  Article Directory  Gardening
Embed this Article  
Jason Bacot

Jason Bacot x 581 articles

Liked the article? Consider buying me a beer!
$

Most Recent Videos Most Recent Videos

If you use an outdoor compost tumbler, or otherwise do your composting outdoors, then you may wonder if you should bother with composting over the winter. The answer is a definitive "Yes!" Composting speeds up the natural decomposition process, allowing organic matter to break down quickly, and it happens during winter too, just at a slower pace. What you're doing when you compost matter is promote the health and propagation of the aerobic bacteria that breaks down plant and other matter to create rich, nutrient-filled compost.

No matter the type of compost bins you use, composting will continue over the winter, generating heat as the bacteria breaks down the organic matter. If you keep up with rotating, turning, or otherwise mixing up the compost matter over the winter, you'll keep the process moving along at its fastest pace. Rotating compost bins make it easier to keep the items inside mixed up, because you only have to turn the crank, rather than get into the bin with a shovel or pitchfork and break it up.

Winter composting won't happen at the same pace as warm weather composting. But even when it's cold outside the microbes that break down organic matter to make compost remain active, and the core of the compost can remain quite warm because of the heat generated by the process. Outer layers, however, will be affected by the ambient temperature.

One thing you may have to worry about over the winter is your compost getting drenched by winter rains and snow. This shouldn't be a problem with many of today's plastic compost bins for sale, because they will keep most of it out. If you're using a traditional compost heap out back, you may need to throw a tarp over it to keep the water from drowning the bacteria that are hard at work creating compost.

When you add to your outdoor compost during the winter, you'll keep the pace of the process going better if you shred the stuff you compost, such as leaves. This will also help keep the pile from succumbing to extreme temperature swings. People who live where there are cold winters find all sorts of ways of coping with extreme temperature. Some will gather compost materials indoors in sealable kitty litter buckets, then simply set them outside until spring. Even during an upper-Midwestern winter, the contents will start to break down and get a head start on springtime.

Some people keep a compost tumbler in the garage and find that it's convenient and efficient. And some people go old school and simply create a contained pile outdoors and let nature work at its own pace over the winter. Whatever method you choose, don't stop composting over the winter. You may not be able to use your glorious compost until warm weather arrives, but you'll be very glad to have it when it's time to start digging in the garden next year. Let your compost bins serve you all year round. Nature may slow down over the winter, but composting can continue as long as you have the right ingredients, the right moisture levels, and regular agitation of the contents being composted.

Rate this article:
Jason Bacot - Are you looking to save some money when it comes to your home gardening? Then I suggest you check out our Rotating Compost Bins and Compost Tumblers for a natural fertilizer at "Compostbins.Nixtie.com" as soon as possible.
Important NoticeDISCLAIMER: All information, content, and data in this article are sole opinions and/or findings of the individual user or organization that registered and submitted this article at Isnare.com without any fee. The article is strictly for educational or entertainment purposes only and should not be used in any way, implemented or applied without consultation from a professional. We at Isnare.com do not, in anyway, contribute or include our own findings, facts and opinions in any articles presented in this site. Publishing this article does not constitute Isnare.com's support or sponsorship for this article. Isnare.com is an article publishing service. Please read our Terms of Service for more information.

Most Recent Articles

How to Choose a Security Guarding Company in London

An Article by Yair Daren in Business

25 minutes ago

Choosing a security company in London may seem like a task you are willing to deal with in less than 5 minutes. However, it is not as simple or as unimportant as you may think. Getting your shop or corporate building protected should be on top of your priorities list. The only way to guarantee it is done right is to acquire the services of a reputable security company...

Passtcert Juniper JNCIA JN0-102 Questions Answers Pdf

An Article by Nigel Reyez in Computers and Technology

36 minutes ago

If you have Juniper JN0-102 certification, apparently, it can improve your competitiveness. JN0-102 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate, Junos(JNCIA-Junos) certification can guarantee you have good job prospects, because Juniper certification JN0-102 exam is a difficult test of IT knowledge, passing Juniper certification JN0-102 exam proves that your IT expertise a strong and you can be qualified for a good job...

Ready to Engage —Keeping Your Instagram Followers Active

An Article by Troy Mueller in Business

13 hours ago

If you’re into Instagram business, you hard it is to get your company’s page out there. How does a new account goes from 0 to hundreds of thousands and even millions of followers. Is it big budgets. Smart SMM. Right time and place. And even when you have a solid following, how to keep comments and likes coming, keep people engaged...

Features of Different Women’s Credit Cards

An Article by Ansh Ghetiya in Finances

14 hours ago

Women Credit Cards:Some banks have introduced credit cards that are exclusively designed for women to ensure their female customers get the maximum benefits. These cards focus on shopping rewards and cash back offers. Cardholders can get fuel surcharge waiver, bonus reward points, insurance etc. Some credit cards for women also offer travel benefits...

Why Startups Should Embrace Digital Marketing?

An Article by Sam S Smith in Marketing

15 hours ago

Startups now have an opportunity to compete and draw their share of targeted traffic. They will now have the tools to perform sales and promotions that were previously accessible for large MNCs. All thanks to digital marketing. If you are tight on budget, instead of hiring a digital marketing agency, it is better to learn it yourself from the best digital marketing training institute...

The Top Questions You Ought to Ask Before Designing a Wordpress Website

An Article by Mark Wilson D in Internet

16 hours ago

Website designing is the first and most crucial step for every business. We have heard about various websites that offer domain and website design sites such as Wix, GoDaddy, Bigrock, etc. Like all domain names need to be registered, you also need a great web hosting service to host the website. It’s like buying vegetables from the market and making a place to store them...

Israel – Finding the Perfect Holy Land Itinerary

An Article by Chris Scott in Travel

16 hours ago

For centuries pilgrims from all over the earth have traveled to the Holy Land for spiritual growth and renewal. Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. wants to encourage you on this journey of a lifetime. The benefits of a faith-based tour of Israel is immeasurable as you fellowship with believers throughout the land Jesus called home...

5 Tips to Monitor Users on Instagram Brands and Blogs Should Know about

An Article by Troy Mueller in Computers and Technology

18 hours ago

Have you ever thought that your Instagram account can be used not just for posting pictures and videos and making friends but also in a more extensive way. Instagram is the most famed social media nowadays. Everyday users post 55 million photos and make 1 billion likes. Why not using it to grow your business or blog, to build your marketing strategy and finally to be aware of all trends...

H20-651 HSC Field Server Huawei Certified Field Specialist-Server Dumps Killtest 2017

An Article by Delia Green in Education

18 hours ago

As the H20-651 Huawei Certified Field Specialist-Server becomes more and more popular, many candidates want to pass it. However, because the H20-651 exam is not very easy to pass, most of them cannot find the best way to pass H20-651 Huawei Certified Field Specialist-Server. Well, these Huawei Certification things can create enough confusion for you while trying to select the best H20-651 HSC Field Server Huawei Certified Field Specialist-Server Dumps...

Update Microsoft 70-742 Actual Questions Passtcert

An Article by Nigel Reyez in Education

19 hours ago

Passtcert provide a reliable Microsoft 70-742 actual questions to help you prepare for your Microsoft 70-742 exam certification. The Passtcert Microsoft 70-742 actual questions are including test questions and answers. Our materials are very good sofeware that through the practice test. Our Microsoft 70-742 actual questions will meet all of the IT certifications...

Kairbossom – the Ayurvedic Breast Enlargement Oil From the House of Kairali

An Article by Kairali P in Womens Interest

19 hours ago

Well developed breasts – a desire of every woman. Breast is a soft tissue that has high concentration of fat molecules in addition to the lactating tissues that serve for feeding the infant. However as stated, breasts also serve to add the beauty of the lady in a big way and almost directly count as the appeal determinant for her...

100% Newest H20-651 Huawei HCS-Field-Server Mock Exam Questions

An Article by Morris Porreca in Education

19 hours ago

Examgood could give you the H20-651 Huawei HCS-Field-Server exam mock exam that with the highest quality. With the material you can successed step by step. Examgood H20-651 Huawei HCS-Field-Server exam mock exam are absolutely give you a true environment of the test preparation. Our material is highly targeted, just as tailor-made for you...

70-740 Real Exam

An Article by Jonathan Houser in Education

19 hours ago

Question: 1HOTSPOTYour network contains an Active Directory forest The forest contains two domain controllers named DC1 and DC2 that run Windows Server 2016. DC1 holds all of the operations master roles. DC1 experiences a hardware failureYou plan to use an automated process that will create 1000 user accountsYou need to ensure that the automated process can complete successfullyWhich command should you run...

70-534 PDF Training Guides

An Article by Jonathan Houser in Computers and Technology

19 hours ago

Case Study: 1VanArsdel, LtdOverviewVanArsdel, Ltd. builds skyscrapers, subways, and bridges. VanArsdel is a leader in using technology to do construction better. OverviewVanArsdel employees are able to use their own mobile devices for work activities because the company recognizes that this usage enables employee productivity...

3 Things to Follow For Successful Healthcare Marketing !!

An Article by James Ramos in Marketing

20 hours ago

“Healthcare is notoriously behind other industries when responding to technological advances and audience expectations, so it remains important that marketers push the industry with smart trend adoption. ” Tricia Wilkerson (Senior Marketing Specialist, Conifer Health Solutions)With the constant advancement in science, bio-technology and communication, the world of medical science is continuously evolving...

MLA Style Citation:
Bacot, Jason "Composting During the Winter." Composting During the Winter. 26 Dec. 2011 Isnare.com. 26 Jul. 2017 <https://www.isnare.com/?aid=671893&ca=Gardening>.
APA Style Citation:
Bacot, Jason (2011, December 26). Composting During the Winter. Retrieved July 26, 2017, from https://www.isnare.com/?aid=671893&ca=Gardening
Chicago Style Citation:
Bacot, Jason "Composting During the Winter." Composting During the Winter Isnare.com. https://www.isnare.com/?aid=671893&ca=Gardening
Copy and paste the code below to embed this article:
<a class="embedly-card" href="https://www.isnare.com/?aid=671893&ca=Gardening">Composting During the Winter</a> <script>!function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){ var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b,d.src=("https:"===document.location.protocol?"https":"http")+"://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js"; var e=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];e.parentNode.insertBefore(d,e)}}(document);</script>