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  • Seana F. 10 months ago
    Have composted year round my entire life and never insulated it. When I have the luxury, I stop adding new stuff to the pile in the fall and use it start a new pile. The old pile gets spread on the garden during the spring and rototilled in and the newer pile gets added to until it becomes the old pile in the fall. I've also never really stirred a pile and always had excellent, rich compost.
  • NAncy Lee B. 1 year ago
    We stir ours every few days in the winter, even more than in summer to keep the center active and breakdown continues just slower.
  • Audrey N. 1 year ago
    I rent so I I’m not really familiar with composting but have a couple questions. Do they smell like rotting garbage in the summer? Also do wild animals tend to get into them?
    • Seana F. 10 months ago
      If compost is done correctly, it smells very earthy and not rotten. Keep meat and dairy out of it as that's what attracts wild animals. I live in an area with deer, bear and so on so my compost pile is inside the fence that my garden is in. Sometimes, a chipmunk, mouse or raccoon will dig through but even when I lived in an area with lots of raccoon and no fence around it, it was never an issue as long as it was just veggie matter in it.
    • joanna j. 10 months ago
      A tumbler style compost pile is closed (and easy to turn) and if you have the right mix of greens (veggie peelings) and brown (leaves) it won't smell at all
  • janice f. 1 year ago
    It's cold here in the winter, but I still toss my scraps in the bin. It's OK if they don't compost until spring.
  • Christine N. 1 year ago
    I live in Boise, ID and toss fruit and vegie scraps into my two compost bins every day of the year. It is used in our garden in May.
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