Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Winter Compost Blues

Hey, there. It’s me, your backyard compost bin.  It’s winter and it seems everybody has gone into hibernation…the bears, the sunshine, and the people.

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that I don’t need a little attention! It would be fabulous if once a week you were to hustle out in the cold and deposit some veggie scraps, apple cores, and banana peels. Trust me – I may look like a frozen tundra, but those valuable food trimmings will not go to waste! Once spring brings warmer temperatures, I will start decomposing and then throughout summer produce that dark, rich soil amendment for your garden.

It seems like once or twice in the winter months, we get those warmish sunny days like the first weekend of January. Many people will do a bit of yard work. When you rake up the errant leaves, or sweep up the pine needles from the driveway, please don’t throw them in the garbage! Be sure to put them on me – your friendly backyard compost pile. What comes from nature should go back to nature, not the landfill!

Read this post more tips on taking care of your compost pile in the winter.

Guest Blogger Joy Landry, Public Relations Specialist

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder. It is easy to forget about your compost bin when it is buried under snow and ice.