I’m looking to start composting. At first I wasn’t sure that I would be able to start until the spring, when setting up a compost system outside would be easiest, but after scouring the internet I have realized that I can start now and just save the compost for the spring! I can put my compost-ables in a bucket in the garage where they won’t smell because they will probably stay frozen most of the time. That gives me some time to figure out the best way to set up composting in my yard, seeing as I don’t know what the yard looks like… That’s right, I don’t know what it looks like because we just moved here and it has been covered (and re-covered) with snow.
These are the things I’ve learned about composting:
- You can keep your compost pile going over the winter (good to know for when I have one, but I don’t think starting one in the winter is a viable option)
- you can save scraps for the spring (which is probably what I will do)
- some people use worms and an indoor compost over the winter
- too much water can be a problem in the winter, a tarp will usually help
- mold is not necessarily a problem
- compost needs lots of pockets of air to keep decomposition going
My plan is to get an indoor bucket and a garage bucket for my kitchen scraps. When the indoor bucket gets full (or smelly) I’ll bring it to the garage. Then in the spring I’ll set up my compost pile!