To make a weed-free garden bed from scratch, try smothering the weeds in winter rye, suggests Julie Berbiglia, author of The hazy Gardener's Guide to Organic Gardening. Julie says that she and her coworkers kept an 11 X 11-foot plot in rye all summer at the organic demonstration gardens of the Scarritt-Bennett Center's Organic Garden and Arboretum in Nashville, Tennessee. "By July, the rye was completely dried, and it had smothered out every kind of weed," says Julie. "The roots went down several inches and aerated the soil. When we pulled them up, the soil was very soft, without any digging,"
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