COMPOSTING Questions Vancouver Canada A few in this Forum know my garden by now from photos. For those who don't it is situated between to houses and get nice full south sun in summer but in winter its mainly shade. I had to cut down all the RED RUSSIAN KALE as it was so infested by aphids I could not eat it anymore. So i cut it down to the earth with the hope that it will make new growth by the next month... Had to cut down also part of the curly Kale as so infected. Soapy water etc did not help in the long run. ( I still don't know can I plant my Kale seeds and Brocoli seeds NOW outdoors or must I sew it indoors and then move the seedlings outdoors IN WINTER or will they die. I do NOT have much indoor space to play nearly none. Question 1/ is now I put all the cut off in one empty flower bed..I would like to know IF I cut it all in small pieces and bury it in the earth of that flower bed. Will it be rotten and falling apart by spring? My big black municipality plastic composter is 80% full and I want to keep the space for my kitchen veggies cut offs for winter. Question 2/ I did put to many needles from the pine ( maybe one 8th of the whole composter) I wonder what can accelerate the compost. I did add the comfor leaves that I was told accelerate the composting but see no big change when I turn. I still can see things 99% as they were say 1month after.. I do turn it and add moisture etc....NEver knew it was so difficult to compost and the Racoon is trying now and then to have a go at it. but has not managed yet. Thanks for reading this far.