Hey Hamama Friends!!
As we grow our microgreens in cooler temps and potentially drier air, we may need to be a bit more mindful in caring for them, Generally, while the germination period does not require light, it does require some warmth. The ideal temperature that most seeds need to germinate best is around 70 degrees F. Temperatures in the outer limits for microgreen seeds range from about 60-85 degrees. The warmer it is in that range, the faster and more consistently they will grow on time with predictable health. If the temperature falls in the lower end of that range, the growth may be slightly delayed and less consistent.
TIPS & THINGS TO BE MINDFUL OF
1. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
During winter, if your house temperature is on the lower end, you can promote germination by moving your grow tray to a warmer location in the house. This could mean moving the grow tray away from a windowsill if there is a cold draft, or moving the tray near a heat source. You can also create a barrier from the cold surface (counter top, etc) by placing a flat towel/mat under the grow tray (make sure the tray is still level!).