How to grow green Fenugreek | Nature Bring
By: Sarita Parashar Date 16.11.2016
Planting, Growing and Harvesting Fenugreek
Green Fenugreek is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae, with leaves consisting of three small obviate to oblong leaflets. It is cultivated as a semi-arid crop in the whole world, and its seeds increase the taste of many Indian cuisines of the Indian subcontinent and use a spices, vegetable, soap, herbs, and medicine.
Fenugreek is native to Europe, Asia and widely cultivated. It has a long herbal medicinal history. Its seeds are easily available in local grocery store.
Scientific name Trigonella foenum-graecum
Plant type Vegetable
Soil Well-drained, loamy
Sunlight Full sun
Harvest 120-150 days
You can grow Fenugreek easily by seeds. Fenugreek seed germination occurs within a week. You must water after the seeding. Remember that more watering may cause to the seeds dead.
Fenugreek should find a time when the beginning of spring and warm the soil. The best temperature for fenugreek is 10 degrees to 30 ° in mind.
Fenugreek grows well in natural and slightly acidic soil (pH 0-6.7:0). Mix well a lot of compost into the soil so that the soil fertile. Mix river sand to make for good drainage.
Fenugreek required 6 to 8 hours of sunlight to continue. Natural sunlight is good for fenugreek plant.
Fenugreek plant required less water, but water regularly. Daily watering keeps the growth the plant and helps to healthy. But keep in mind that water stagnation elsewhere creates a lot of problems.
Fenugreek seedpods should be collected in the fall, after drying it can be collected. Seed pod to exit threshed and separate the seeds.
Fenugreek in the pot:
Fenugreek is very small, so plant it in a pot, patio or balcony can easily in your apartment or house. Fill your pot with the well-drained soil. Take a look at this before filling out the soil in the pot of the drainage hole. After the planting, you keep it in sunny spots.
Per 100 g, fenugreek provides 49 calories, 89% water, 6% carbohydrates, 4% protein, and less than 1% fat. Fenugreek seeds (100g) are rich sources of 46% protein, dietary fiber 98%, vitamin B and 186% iron.
Pests and Diseases:
Aphids (Pea aphid, Cowpea aphid), Acyrthosiphon pisum, Aphis craccivora.
Small and soft-bodied insects or plants below the leaves glued stems aphids become a deterrent to the development of the plant. Their color is usually yellow or green, but they sometimes pink, brown, red or black, depending on the species or to the host plant. If aphids on leaves of the plant are its yellow distorted, necrotic spots or blocked, spots can cause shooting.
Use of fenugreek:
Fenugreek leaves or uses a vegetable dish, and dry leaves are as herbal medicines. fenugreek seeds are used in spices and pickles.