KC Gardens

Composting for the spring

What are the steps you recommend taking now to ensure that compost is ready to go for early spring gardening? I used my compost pile for the fall garden this week. Will a well constructed and managed compost pile break down through the fall and winter? Today I started with a pick-up load of aged horse manure and straw bedding material, large amounts of coffee grounds, kitchen scraps and I will finish off with Bur oak leaves (as they fall) shredded with a mulching mower. Lawn clippings have been non existent from my yard this year. Thanks for any info. - Jim -