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Post  babymango on 9/4/2013, 8:59 pm

I'm ready to start composting.  Husband is finally on board, we got a bin, learned what to put in it (and what not to put in it), but I still have a few questions...
First, what happens during the winter?  I'm in 5b, we're talking about months of snow and hard frost.  Does the process completely stop?  Can I keep adding?
Then, when do i actually use the compost?  Do I have to stop adding to it for a while?  I don't have room for a second bin and I didn't think about this detail when I chose a single compartment tumbler. 
Also, does a compost accelerator actually make a difference?  Do I need that?
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Post  batmap on 9/19/2013, 8:43 pm

My guess is vermi-composting would be most efficient for where you are. http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com/wormcompostingbins/
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Post  camprn on 9/19/2013, 9:20 pm

I'm in 5a and I make my compost pile in the fall, turn it a few times and then let it do it's thing over the winter, it is typically usable by May. Look at the threads, 'Are you a hottie' and 'Composting 101'. vermi composting is more that I want to deal with in the winter, what with all that pushing around of snow and heating wood and such.

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Post  jimmy cee on 9/19/2013, 10:32 pm

This past winter was my first real exposure to composting.
This winter I'll have two 4 cubic foot piles working.
Yes I will turn when I can and not frozen, I'm in zone 5.
I have a tumbler for kitchen waste, didn't work for me last winter.
I'll try again this year, maybe it will work..
One pile I am going to keep adding veggie waste from produce stores,
the freeze thaw process will surely help...
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Post  babymango on 9/20/2013, 8:52 pm

Thanks!
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