We are transitioning and have one holy mess of Canadian thistle
on a wonderful clay base, so soil tilth/building is my first
priority. Started with buckwheat, left it on too long, put
in rye and we have had just way too much rain! Alas, welcome
to farming! Look forward to what you have to offer.
You have the right idea with the buckwheat and rye. The trick
is to have a quick turnaround with successive tillages and
replanting of the buckwheat (several in a season), then fall
planting of rye. The idea is to not let the thistle plants
get any energy for at least 12 months through tillage and
cover crops. As far as the rain goes …. not much I can
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