mulched over direct sow
New to gardening. Built new flower bed this spring late feb early march. Planted several perinneals except I added mulch right after. After about a month I've seen no signs of growth other than a weed here and there.
I read today that the mulch will prevent seeds from germinating. I thought if I removed the mulch if the seeds would start to or continue to germinate. I just dont want to waste time during prime planting season if it is too late to save those seeds. Do I need to replant after removing the mulch or do I leave the mulch on? I know mulch has advantages so if it isn't bad I'll leave it.