getting rid of winter rye
Boy, did I ever make a mistake planting a cover crop of winter rye on my raised beds. I have turned it in two times and the stuff is still growing! What can I do. There are 10 4X12 ft. beds to deal with and they're all still showing lots of green rye. Also, I mulched with straw , trying to shade out the rye growth but that doesn't seem to slow it down. It's almost time to plant and I am desperate! My husband actually got out the little Mantis that we never use and turned a couple of the beds. This was painful for me to watch , The plow just compacted the soil and didn't stop the rye. ADVICE IS NEEDED HERE!