I'm now on year three of "no-till gardening," meaning that I am using cover crops and other techniques to keep my garden soil healthy and my beds weed-free.
This is the way the Crop Circle garden looks today ... on a marvelously bright and warm day in the Seattle area ... quite an unexpected surprise!
The past two years, I have used Polar Triticale as a successful cover crop in the gardens. I was amused to see that this year, one has gone to seed. Reminds me of the wheat fields I used to play in as a kid ... :)
In the main garden, work continues to turn the cover crop under, one shovel-full at a time. This is my first time to overwinter the garden with a cover crop. I chose Polar Triticale and I have been very pleased with it.