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?
Composting in Zone 6
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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: