The best placement for sprouts is a slightly shady corner of your kitchen. For microgreens it is under a plant bulb in a clean spot close to the kitchen sink.
PLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPROUTS
The best location of your sprouter is neither in a dark closet nor a light windowsill. The favorite place for sprouts is a slightly shady corner of your kitchen.
Why not in the sun?
Because sprouts are very sensitive to light and heat. The young plants easily dry out which will make them wither and soon go bad. So place the sprouter in a clean and shady corner in your kitchen.
Your sprouts will love you for your consideration.
PLACEMENT AND YELLOW LEAVES
Your sprouts and microgreens will naturally develop beautiful colors in their leaves and top stems as they grow.
But this will only happen, if the plants are exposed to at least a little light. if they are exposed to only get a little light. So if you grow the plants in complete darkness, the plants will be pale and have yellow leaves.
The fun fact is, that yellow leaves will soon develop beautiful colors once the plants are placed in a lighter spot. From yellow to colorful leaves takes about 1 day.
LIGHT OR DARKNESS
It does not matter if your kitchen is very bright or shady when you grow sprouts.
Out in the wild the seeds sprout in the dark soil or in the light filled top soil. Both are fine for any seed. The nature of the plant will make sure the root goes downwards and that the stem grows upwards no matter the light conditions. Once the stem sense there is light enough, it will form the leaf bud and soon after unfold its first small set cotyledons (little leaves).
The most important thing for a sprout is that it is not exposed to too much heat. Direct sunlight is too hot for the delicate small sprout. So find a place for the sprouter where the sun does not reach it during the day. A slightly shady corner of the kitchen is good.
Actually you will notice that your sprouts grow long and lanky, the darker they grow. This gives you ‘more sprout’ of each seed.
If your kitchen is very bright, you can put a clean, dark tea towel over the sprouter or place something big next to the sprouter to provide shade. Just never place the sprouter in your cubboard. Sprouts cannot breathe in closed spaces.
SPROUTS IN THE KITCHEN
Sprouts grow best when the sprouter is placed in the kitchen. This is because the kitchen is clean, and sprouts love a clean environment.
When placed in the kitchen, it is also easy for you to remember to rinse the sprouts every morning and evening. This will keep the sprouts moistened so they can grow well and stay healthy.
By the way: Always use cool, fresh and drinkable water without any additives for your sprouts. So no sparkling water for your ‘little ones’.
PRODUCTS FOR YOU SPROUTS & MICROGREENS