My compost is cold
Decided to try composting for the first time. Last fall, I collected a garbage can full of grass clippings and a garbage can full of leaves. I mixed the grass and leaves in a pile in the garden and made sure it was damp, threw in some garden dirt,then covered. It was cooking last fall but the cold Iowa winters took care of that. I have been adding vegetable peelings and coffee grounds also but the pile is probably 95% grass and leaves. Now that the temps have finally warmed up I've been expecting the pile to heat up but it is cold. Looking at it, it looks like it's all leaves. Wondering if I have lost my nitrogen source. I was hoping to add this batch to my garden when I till in the next week or so but I read somewhere that unfinished compost will actually steal nitrogen from your garden. I would sure appreciate some advice! Thanks in advance.