smart people dont plant cover crops
They buy mushroom compost. I just finished tilling in the grain rye in the north garden, only 4 more spots to go. It seems harder each year to get the garden ready for planting. The Elbon rye is so hard to till, even with a heavy tiller.
I have to start too early each year. The soil is so wet and heavy it would never dry in time to plant if I did not stir it up and the wind and sun do it work. I hate doing the soil that way, but if I don't it will be so hot and dry by the time I can plant that nothing will produce.