first timer trying to grow carrota

Im having a go at growing carrots for the first time and i seem to be having a problem. I planted my seeds about a week ago in a tub and there doesn't seem to be any sign of them yet even though they are well watered and in the sunshine. Can anyone help me please?
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,599

    Be patient. Very slow things carrots.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • How long can they take to show signs of any growth?
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,599

    It all depends on the soil temperature. If it's wam they can appear in about 10 days. If it's cold it might take a month. Don't let the soil dry out completely.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Ok thanks for the advice x
  • Would that be the same for cucumbers and peppers?
  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 676

    Carrots can take a couple of weeks or more to come through, be patient. But I am unsure whether they'll do well in a tub, unless it's a very deep tub.

    Peppers can take a week or two to germinate. They develop quite slowly and should really have been sown (indoors) some weeks ago. If you haven't started any yet, it might be better to buy a few plants now to get off to a good start.

    Cucumbers, though, will germinate in a few days if you start them indoors in pots, and they don't benefit from starting too early. Then when they're well up you can move them to somewhere cooler, and start to harden them off if they are to go outside.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,599

    I have carrots growing in old plastic window boxes and old hanging baskets. Admittedly they are the round ones, not the long ones that need deep soil. They are doing fine. I grow them in these to keep them out of reach of the slugs.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • I planted my cucumber seeds a week ago and so far there is no sign but that may be because its not warm enough yet. Thanks for the advice
  • Well i checked my carrots this morning and i have 2 seeds coming through!! Yay!!
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,173

    Well done Zoe4image

    Pansyface............like you I grow the short carrots in troughs...........they seem to do well enough and always taste pretty goodimage

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