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Turn a winter compost pile?

Rick (zone 6b, MA)
4 months ago
last modified: 4 months ago

I started a 3.5' x 3.5' x 4' compost pile in mid-November and by early December had filled it. It got up to 150° for a few days, then 130°, and now it's still cooking along nicely at 120°. My question: should I turn it? I know under normal conditions that helps heat it up by bringing in more air, but I have a feeling that in the winter that benefit may be offset by the fact that the air you're introducing is very cold.

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