I gotta tell ya, being in Anchorage during the coldest summer on record, still gives me the urge to plant beds and container gardens. These house flowers, and the thermometer gauge says 155 (in the compost). I just built the last bed of the season. I am still not sure whether to let it sit and wait for spring planting of veggies or to go with flowers and perennials. It is the biggest yet and I did it all by myself using up all of the compost piles (3) from early, mid and late this summer, it is all kinda stinky right now but the chix are loving the wonderful worms and bugs that thrive inside. The coolest temp in all the heaps was 90 degrees. I did the lasagne bedding method.