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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.
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In Dry Areas, Add Water
Arid climates have cold winters that lack direct sources of moisture. If your compost pile isn’t getting any rain and humidity levels are low, sprinkle water on the pile on days when the temperature rises.
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