how do I improve my garden and soil naturally?
In the past I have planted a fall cover crop of rye or wheat, I was told that it should sprout and continue to grow in the fall and winter. My experience has been that there has been little growth and therefore nothing to rototill under to improve the soil. This year tilled in the spring and due to wet ground ended up tilling several times to rid the garden of growth that looks like grass right now. So my question is when do I plant a cover crop? (I may be planting to late?) and what can I do other than tilling or chemicals to control weeds?
Muskegon County Michigan