New to this forum and am currently looking to plant a cover crop for the first time. My goal is to add organic matter and nitrogen to my compacted Sierra Nevada Foothills garden plot. I've ordered a mix of vetch, bell beans, dundale peas and oats.
The question is do I wait for it to rain and soften up this rock-hard baked earth then till and risk clodding, muscle through with a rented rear tine tiller or is there a softer gentler way?
Any advise is greatly appreciated!