One thing that I do, that is perhaps odd.
I let weeds 'mother' my tender young plants. I don't clear them out all the way, I simply remove enough of them to let me get my young plants into the bed. I then let them grow for a bit, using the weed shade as a protection. Then, once the plant is established, I slowly remove the weeds, so the extra sunlight does not shock my baby plant. Consequently, my early season garden, looks like it is neglected, when it isn't, well, not really... it is planned chaos.
I noticed that wild strawberries, would grow great, if you left them alone, but if you mess with them "helping" they die everytime. So, I started watching... wild strawberries grow, where my kids had weinie roasts, open burning was allowed when I observed this. They also grow best under weeds... shade... of course.
So, I tried burning brush on my beds, and then letting the weeds have their day. And it seemed to work, but some plants weren't crazy about the burned beds... all liked the "mothering done by weeds". And yet, most were glad to see them go.
I don't remove clover, unless I have to double dig a bed. I simply take my scissors to it, and trim it up, when it shades my plants too much, then I train it to grow around the base, as a green mulch. There are some other weeds that I do this with too, that I don't know what they are. If the weeds start outperforming the veggies or flowers there, then I know that is not a "friend".
My tame strawberries love sharing their bed with clover, but occasionally I have to have a talk with the clover... tee hee
Talk to your plants.... If your plants talk to you... Run!