Straw grown into oats
(Panhandle area, Florida)
Last year I began the no till method.
I used oat straw to begin the process at the first of the season with the newspaper, etc. for weed control... This worked great....
There was a little green growth from the straw at this process... but it did die down during hot summer.
Then without pulling any old plants I placed another layer aprox 6inches on top.
Now I have green growth in the rows, it's grown into oats, now about 24" tall...very green.
What do I do now? DO I PULL THEM UP OR CUT THEM CLOSE TO THE GROUND LEVEL?
I actually tried a manual hedge trimmer close to the ground to see what would happen. I cannot tell yet if they are going to grow again.
WHERE will be the space for planting a garden this year?