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I was wondering if any of you have experience in composting in winter?
#1 What are the maximum inner temps obtainable in winter? (avg. outdoor temp 25-35° F)
#2 Methods I can use to keep it cooking in cold weather?
I have this bright idea about heating my greenhouse with the compost heat/energy =)
I'm willing to do the extra work to keep it cooking, regular turning, adding extra biomass, microbes etc.
I'm also planning on a rather large compost piles, 10'x10' to 12'x12' to hopefully help insulate the center from the cold.
Possibly digging out some squares in the dirt 2'-3' down for my piles & extract the heat below grade?