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Helpful Tip from the Garden Geeks: You might consider white clover a weed, but a living mulch like this holds big benefits for fruit producing plants. Living mulches smother other weeds, and at the end of the season, you can plow them under to feed the soil. Worried about it overtaking your garden? Plant a cover that will die off at the seasons end, like crimson clover. Ask someone at your local extension office to recommend a living mulch that is right for your vegetable gardens.