With slightly warmer weather the vegetables are putting on a spurt of growth. So too are the weeds. The compost, made last year, is full of clover and grass seed which is eager to start growing.
In the picture above I have shallots growing in an old fish box. It's too fiddly weeding it so I decided to use newspaper mulch to keep the weeds down.
Just tear the paper into strips and ensure that all soil is covered. Here and there the strips can be weighed down with a thin layer of soil. By using a small amount of soil, I shouldn't be seeding with weed that can take root.