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I'm in zone 4b.<br><br>
The first weekend in May I planted the cold weather stuff from seed<br><br>
peas<br>
beets<br>
carrots<br>
leeks<br>
collard<br>
swiss chard<br>
kale<br>
broccoli<br><br>
potatoes<br><br>
The only thing sprouting right now is peas (about 1") & potatoes (just starting)<br><br>
We had a couple of frosts after the seeds went in, then some wet very cool weather for a while. This week is finally sunny & very warm. Maybe they were just waiting for the warmer weather? (even though they were the cool weather stuff ?)<br><br>
I may have planted the seeds a little too deep - I don't measure the depth when I hoe the rows. Will they not grow at all if they are too deep?<br><br>
I added fertilizer when planting. I'm sure the seeds themselves are good. No critter or bug or disease issue that is obvious.<br><br>
I feel like a bit of failure right now on my first garden adventure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> When do I give up on them?
 

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It could just be the weather. Most of the things you listed should have been able to handle a light frost, but too wet conditions are the optimal. I personally would have waited to fertilize, even natural fertilizers can be too strong at certain times in a plants development. That said however, I would probably give it another week though, some times things move in their own time. If you're not seeing more stuff pop up you could replant then.
 

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Carrots need consistent moisture in order to germinate. The first time I planted them, nothing came up. I had to replant and water every couple of days until they sprouted.
 

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hmmm...okay, great info <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
This is definitely a learning experience, thank you for sharing your knowledge.
 

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If your soil is cold, some things won't germenate as quickly as it says on the package. I planted my peas three weeks back, and they are just now popping up. The package said 10 days. Hah!
 
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