Question about mulching around new raspberry plants
I'm a new gardener - and jumped in a little over my head i think. I planted a whole bunch of raspberries plants in sandy virgin soil that is delinquint in almost all important nutrients. My questions (sorry if they sound dumb!:) are: If I place several inches of mulch - i'm thinking seaweed and/or leaves - around the plants to keep weeds out and moisture in, will it discourage the little shoots coming up from the horizontal roots of the bare root plants? And also, I need to be feeding my plants(roots) lots of compost,fertilizers,nutrients etc., won't that be difficult to do with all the mulch? How will it get to the roots? Thanks for your help!