Jonathan Ward wrote:Interesting about the spinach. I'll give that a try. I was more thinking to be ready for next spring. So for example right now I have tomatoes and peppers mostly. At the end of the season I thought about cutting the stems at ground level and chopping the stalls and stems into about 3-5in pieces and placing them on the top of the bed. Then I thought about covering it in a thin layer of dried grass or straw. Would that work? Then next year just dig or sow directly into the bed.