how long should I wait for seeds?

I planted one tray of seeds on the 1st of April and they were up by the 3rd. I planted a second tray on the 4th and so far only the tomatoes have come up. Same bag of sterile potting mix, same batch of paper pots, the trays are sitting next to each other in my windowsill. The only difference is the seeds, I planted all kinds of things, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, flowers.
How much longer should I wait before giving this space up to a fresh batch? I'm in a warm zone 5 and very eager to get things started before it is too late.
Dawn
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They're seeds, not robots. They'll show when it's time. about the only thing you can do to speed up the process is use a heated propagator, but you still have to accept the fact that you can't rush nature.
Just as you should live each day as if it were your last, you must garden as if you're going to live forever. I notice you don't mention having sown parsnips. Way too slow for you.
And there is an old saying " walnuts and pears you grow for your heirs". i.e. you plant the trees but you don't get to pick the fruit.
Steve
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shazzbat wrote:

LOL! I actually don't mind waiting, if I know how long to wait. Most of the seed packets had no information on what to expect so I wasn't sure if a week was long enough or not, what with the first batch being up after 3 days.
The cilantro came up overnight. What a surprise!
Dawn
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Dawn wrote:

Even with soil temperature of 70+ degrees it can take peppers up to three weeks to germinate----some of your herbs might also take a long time. Get them off of the window sill (too darn chilly) and put them someplace warm, the top of the 'fridge, water heater etc.
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"Bill B" <mannard1'at'azalea.net> wrote in message

I got tomatos to sprout in 4 days and peppers in 5 using a heat mat. It's the only way to go.
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