Early Spring is the most productive time for the mulch pile in the Mountain West; So, I was out turning it today.
The biggest challenge of living in a desert is that the mulch pile will dry out before it finishes breaking down the biomass.
Things are looking pretty good this year.
This is probably just silliness, but I like to buy fresh imported pineapple this time of year and mix the discarded rind and core in the mulch pile. Just as the enzymes in pineapple help break down tough meat in stews, I think a little pineapple helps in that final stretch as mulch turns into soil.
Of course, I really am just giving myself an excuse to buy and eat a fresh pineapple.