I didn't worry about getting it all out, just the majority of it. A small bit and some of the root systems were good to keep there to turn over and add more organic matter into the soil to break down. I did put some of it on the compost pile as I'll have more goat stall bedding to add to it, so needed more green to go with the carbon from the straw.
|cover crops as mulch around the tomatoes.|
|Potatoes with the cover crops pulled and laid down as mulch.|
This was 1st year of using cover crops in my planting rotation and will definitely keep using them!! The seeds are very cheap to buy - and all you have to do is just toss it on the beds and rake it around a bit - very easy planting! And all the good weed control, mulch, compost... its called green manure for good reason! I bought my peas/oats mix from High Mowing Seeds.
Here is just a little photo garden update on the rest of the beds....
|Sante Fe peppers|
|Black Pearl - just an awesome looking pepper plant in general!!|
|Hot Hungarian Wax pepper - the pepper is almost bigger than the plant itself!|
|The is a Great White tomato - my 1st year for planting white tomatoes -can't wait to see how they taste.|
|Amish Paste tomatoes - future pasta sauce.|
|King of the North Bell Peppers.|
|Lots of onions... broccoli, kohlrabi, and brussels sprouts.|
|Cabbage and onions - I think the onions are keeping the cabbage worms (moths) away!!|
|Lots of collard greens - we have to use some of these soon so I can thin the area out.|