I have found conflicting answers from various online sources, so hopefully I can find the best answer for BC coastal gardens here . . . when is the best time to add compost to your garden (mostly perennial flowers and shrubs)? I was thinking fall (Oct / Nov) but then read that you lose most of the nutrient value over the winter (via leaching) and its better to add in the spring. However, another friend noted that compost really doesn't have a lot of nutrient value, but improves soil structure for plant roots. I have some excellent compost just about ready to go, but wondering if I should wait until spring. What do people gardening on the coast recommend? I am located in a fairly cool rainy climate, about same annual precip as Vancouver but not as hot in summer (Northwest coast BC).