Composting in the Wintertime

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The weekend brought in some much needed warmer temperatures so now it is time to get outside and pitch some compost over your garden. And if there is still some snow on the ground, that won’t be a problem because the compost will eventually settle in. Plus if you plan on growing tomatoes in your garden, this will be great from them.

There is a misconception that composting during the winter time is not good. But in fact, compost needs time to mellow and break down, for this reason, winter application is beneficial- even if the compost is not tilled into the soil. As the compost breaks down, it creates a homogeneous soil mixture ripe with microbial activity. This process improves the soil’s capacity to hold onto both nutrients and water. This is why composting is good for the garden.

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