I found a garden planting cycle in the newspaper last week & cut it out. I live in Z8, so I know ours would be different. For Jan. & Feb., it says to sow English peas, beets, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, & carrots.
"Deer and rabbits deposited manure into my gardens and lawn. Still to pull last of veggies and put away to compost. What would happen if I just left it in garden to decompose over winter, pea plants I mean?"