April 26, 2013 - Straw flakes over last years mulch.
What looks like dirt under the straw is actually grass clippings from last year that have crusted.
Then a layer of semi-decomposed leaves and grass.
April 27, 2013 - A four inch skin of mature compost. Note the peas at the top end of the bed.
May 24, 2013 - Peas and no weeds yet
June 3, 2013 - A mulch of grass clippings to retain moisture in the soil. Still no weeds.
June 17, 2013- Scythed down peas & planted buckwheat. Minimal weeds except around the edges.
June 26, 2013 - Buckwheat
Minimal weeds - a bit of horsetail but no twitch grass