Mulching in a companion veggie patch
I'm in the process of setting up my first companion veggie patch and I'm really interested in using plants like Alfa Alfa (lucerne) and clover as a living mulch.
However what I can't seem to find in any of my books is, after I've sown the Alfa Alfa/Clover seed do I need to mulch over them while they grow and if so with what?
I live in Australia and in the short time I've had a garden I already appreciate the benefits of mulching in terms of water retention and prevention of soil erosion. It goes against the grain to have nothing on the soil while I wait for the plants to grow.
Thank you for any information