RINSING GIVES YOUR SPROUTS LIFE
RINSING MAKES SPROUTS HAPPY
The most important element in growing your sprouts is that your sprouts are kept constantly slightly moist, but not directly wet. This balance is easy to achieve via daily rinsing and a well designed sprouter.
SPROUTS WITHOUT SOIL
You may think: Plants without soil…how is that possible? It is true, that out in the wild, the soil keeps the moisture around the little plant. Sprouts, on the other hand can be cultivated without soil. This is possible because plants in their young stage do not need soil to thrive. Sprouts grown from seeds get their nourishment from the seed itself. Their need for constant moist can be achieved by rinsing the sprouts every day and grow them in a well-designed sprout box – a sprouter. This type of cultivation is called aeroponic plant cultivation or aeroponic plants.
RINSE EVERY DAY
When you have a good spouter, you only need to remember to rinse your sprouts every morning and evening. The sprouter does the draining and oxygenation. In very hot weather, the sprouts may need to be rinsed three times a day to stay moist. This is because hot and dry air causes water to evaporate faster. You’ll find more smart tricks to grow sprouts even easier all year round in all climates in my different books.
Sprouts thrive with high humidity. However they will go bad if they are kept in actual stagnant water:
Sprouts may stand in stagnant water if you forget to drip off excess water from the trays after each rinse.
The second way your sprouts may sit in stagnant water is if you forget to empty the bottom water tray in your sprouter after every rinse.
The third way is if you put too many seeds in the sprouter. Then the sprouts will grow too close and may begin to rot. This is because your sprouts can not get rid of excess moisture and heat and there is too little fresh oxygen for the sprouts.
But things do not have to go so bad. All you have to remember is to keep the right moisture balance.
THE RIGHT MOISTURE BALANCE
Your little plants will tell when the moisture balance is optimal.
The balance is ideal if:
The sprouts grow steadily
The sprouts smell fresh
The roots are white
The leaves are fresh
The sprouts are crispy
When you follow the tips above, you can easily achieve the right moisture balance.