the previous no di thread is grown a bit long... I made the following experience: in my old garden I hoed in autumn to early spring , then i mulched. This worked in our subtropical climate. But: the garden was nearly all dy in shade of trees. In our new garden this methood seams to work not that good (but the soil is not really built up yet). The garden is mainly in sun. I want to try a more no-dig approach. I have one bed with spend mustard plants 30 cm high. Now I want to create a seadbed there. What do I do: - rip the mustard plants out? - take scissors and cut them? - leave the cutted plants or pop them into the compost? Then: putting compost on the top and sow? Do I rake the bigger stakes etc out? Sieving the compost would not be good for the worms.