I am always planning ahead... sometimes too far ahead. Anyway, right now I am already thinking about the dreaded heat that will come in a few months here in Phoenix. I have a 1-2 month window where most of my small raised beds will not have anything growing in them.
My question is this: will it be worth the trouble and the water to try and grow a quick cover crop before my fall planting? My garden gets lots of yummy compost on a regular basis, so I am not sure if a cover crop is necessary?