I compost year round, regardless of the weather. Here in Minnesota, our winters are looooooong. If I only composted during the nice months, I would only be composting half the year.
|Me trudging through the snow with the compost|
Ever since I started composting a few years back, it’s difficult to throw away any compostable materials.
It’s such a shame to waste it by just throwing it in the garbage or down the garbage disposal.
|Compost buckets on porch|
So last year, I kept composting through the winter.
I keep a couple of buckets in the screened in porch to dump stuff in.
It freezes out there, so they don’t get stinky.
|Compost tossed into the bin|
When they’re full, I trudge out to the garden and dump them in the compost bin.
Then I will cover it all with snow.
The bin is pretty full by the time spring rolls around, which gives me a great jump start for my summer composting.
|Compost bin covered with snow|