Growing Fenugreek Herbs In The Garden
Fenugreek is an aromatic garden herb with a taste resembling maple syrup or licorice. It can be brewed to make a mild and flavorful tea for a variety of medicinal purposes. Fenugreek garden herbs grows to about two feet (60cm), with yellow/white flowers and long yellow seedpods. It likes full sun and well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil. It doesn’t like to be transplanted. In spring, after the threat of frost has passed, sow seeds to a depth of a little less than a quarter inch. The seeds sprout quickly. Unlike many other herbs that thrive on neglect, fenugreek likes fertile soil, so be generous with the compost. Space plants five to six inches apart. Fenugreek garden herbs prefers neutral soil with pH level around 6 – 7. Plant it in a spot that receives at least 4 hours of sun with shade in afternoon. Do regular watering, let the soil dry out between watering sessions and care not to over-water the plant to save it from root rot.
Fenugreek does not require fertilizer however, you can mix manure or compost in soil while planting. Within 20 days fenugreek garden herbs will be ready for first harvest, chop up its leaves to use as green leafy vegetable and prepare delicious recipes or air dry it to use as herb. Leave the twigs, which will grow up again within 15 days, you can do this up to four times. To harvest fenugreek seeds you’ve to wait for 2-4 months, depending on the growing conditions.