Question on "green manure"
When I emptied my garlic bed in July I planted a bunch of bush beans.. just randomly scattered about. The whole bed is now lush and so full I can't see the soil... and they are starting to flower.
I had read that beans could be used to naturally improve soil which is why I planted these. I'm just not sure what to do with them now. :)
Am I supposed to till them under while the plants are at peak as they are now? Let them set beans and then till under then? Or wait until they die?
I assume if I till them under after the beans have matured and seeds have formed -- assuming we don't get a frost first -- I will get another bed of beans next year, which I don't want. :)
Thanks for any help!