I would like to create a pie shape space in my yard for cut flowers, and maybe some veggies. The area is now covered with weeds. I don't want to use any chemicals in the process. I've heard you can cover the area with 2-3 inches of compost and wait (how long?) and plant right into the area with out interrupting the soil too much. Is this true? Would I have to pull up all the weeds first? How long would I have to wait before planting? I've also heard you can put newspapers down first and then cover it up with mulch/compost. DH thinks we need to dug up all the weeds first, but I thought that would disturb all the seeds in the soil already. We get pretty mild winters here (low 40s). A friend said we should plant some clover to ammend the soil in the fall so we'll be ready for planting in spring. What else can I plant to ammend the soil? Thanks in advance.