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Q.Composting in Zone 6

Zone Sisters, Oregon in zone 6A | NanaSu added on November 20, 2016 | Answered

Since we live in a cold weather area, what is the best way to compost – in a bin or in an open area? What is the best way to do it?

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Answered on November 21, 2016

Either a bin or an open pile are possible, though a bin will probably be more convenient in winter. When winter comes, either use up the compost in an open pile and start again, or cover an open pile with a tarp to prevent nutrients from leaching out.


This article has a section about compost in winter toward the bottom:

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