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Have a Ground Pile? Dig it In
If you have few shelter options, dig your ground pile into a trench a couple of feet deep. Also, this helps protect it from the cold and wind while also making it easier to mix the results with fresh soil in the spring.
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Avoid Large Compost Additions
Go easy on larger scraps over the winter. They provide less insulation than finely chopped compost pieces. For example, you want to keep large rinds out of the pile during the winter months.
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Let the Freeze Pass
If the worst happens and your compost does freeze, don’t try to fix it. Frozen heaps and tumblers can be easily damaged if you try to turn them. Wait for a full thaw and then attend to your compost.