(*insert joke here*) I've got a fancy compost barrel that I spin every once in a while to aerate. We generate a fair amount of kitchen scraps every week, now that my wife has switched to a vegetarian diet. When do you think I should dump the barrel contents on my garden? There's always a layer of semi-fresh stuff in there, and now that it's cold, that stuff is not breaking down very fast. I was thinking that dumping it Jan 1 would let the older stuff have a chance to decompose before I start planting. What do you think?