WHERE TO PLACE YOUR SPROUTS
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.
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 to remember to rinse the sprouts every day, so they stay moist and fresh.
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.
Your sprouts gets pretty colors, even if they only get a little light. If your leafy sprouts are yellowish or pale in the leaves when you open the sprouter, you can place the sprouter a little lighter. In the course of a single day they will develop beautiful colors.