The winter blues don’t just affect us - Your greens will also feel the blues when the temps drop and the sun is around less. In order to make the most of your Seed Quilts during this season there are a few growing tips we suggest following. Placing your Grow Tray in a warm area can help keep the growing cycle consistent! The ideal temperature that most seeds need to germinate best is around 70-85 F, but the warmer it is within that range, the faster and more consistent the results will be. If you have the heat on in your home (or are in a naturally drier climate), also be sure to keep an eye on the water level of your tray to ensure the greens do not run out of water. The colder temps can also cause your greens to grow a bit slower so having a lot of patience can go a long way when growing in the winter.
Green Onions also have similar requirements! They appreciate the warmer temperatures so keeping them in a consistently warm temperature will help keep their growing consistent as well.
Sunlight can be important too but if there are days where that is not possible, no worries! Your indoor lighting should work well for them too. As for watering, be sure to keep an eye on the water level each week to ensure the coco-mat stays moist enough for the roots to continue to thrive.
Garlic Greens aren’t as sensitive to colder temperatures however, they will also grow a bit faster if kept in warmer temperatures compared to cooler ones. Similar to summer/spring, Garlic Greens won’t need as much water maintenance as long as the roots are always being looked out for! As for light requirements, Garlic Greens do need some light in order to grow consistently but any regular, indoor lighting will do!
Growing with Hamama is easy and fun to do any time of year! Each season comes with new challenges and learning opportunities so don't hesitate to reach out to our awesome Customer Support Team if you find yourself needing some growing tips. We are always here to help!