How to save compost over the winter

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With the temperature dropping, it’s time to think about the state of your compost. During the summer it is easy to preserve it, but with the arrival of winter it becomes more and more difficult. We share with you a few useful tips on how to best preserve your compost bin during the winter.

Heat the compound regularly

When the temperature starts to drop, give it to your compost pile mixed meal in which the same amount summer trots and fallen leaves. In addition, it is necessary that the meal contains elements bogate azotom like vegetables or kitchen waste.

Cut everything to pieces, not larger than 5 centimeters. Pour the mixture with water to be moistbut don’t do too much to prevent it from happening gnjecava. If your compost composition contains more dry, fallen leaves and less nitrogen-rich material, add alfalfa pellets or human urine. These ingredients are rich in nitrogen.

When we have heated the compound well, it is necessary to keep warm. To save heat inside the compost bin, wrap it up and aluminum or self adhesive foil or wrap it up nylon sack.

Build a roof for him

To save your heated compost, build a roof. The purpose of the roof is to save all the heat and that they do not allow that rain water or snow penetrates inside.

You can protect the compost by putting a piece over it plexiglass or an old door from shower cabins. Plexiglas or shower doors can be good Solar heaters.

Compost storage during the winter - © Agromedia

Do not allow the compost to freeze

If winter temperatures are too cold or you add too little food, your compost may cool or even freeze. to freeze. What should you do in such a situation? Don’t worry!

As soon as the temperature begins to grow, the compound will slowly wake up from its winter sleep. Feed it regularly over the winter and it will stay alive until spring.

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