We had a day in the 40s yesterday so I got antsy and went out and edged a garden and tossed it in the pile with leaves and kitchen scraps. It may not compost til spring but I'll have a jump on it. Best time to prune and edge for me are in the winter.
In IN my compost pretty much stops composting. I leave one pile alone because it will be ready in the spring because it got a start in the Fall. The other pile I continue to add my onion, citrus, and cabbage scraps to because my worms get disturbed with this. I do keep layering leaves over it also and it will start composting with the warming weather in April.
Things usually compost more slowly during the winter due to lower temperatures. Your compost pile still needs oxygen and moisture any time of year, but due to the lower outside temps, it will not reach the tempertures that allow it to comopost quickly.
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