A beautiful nitrogen-fixing plant,
excellent as winter cover, for opening heavy soils and forage for animals.
Prefers warmth but germinates in cooler soils also and grows quickly to 2' tall.
Has white flowers with blue markings, aromatic foliage, and medicinal seeds that can be used for sprouts or in curries.
Makes less organic matter than other winter covers, but its quick growth is a bonus when planting late; can be planted as late as mid-December in mild-winter areas, or in very early spring. For best results, use our alfalfa & clover inoculant.
BOTANICAL NAME: Trigonella foenum-graecum
Can be sown as late as mid-December in mild areas; makes very quick growth. Allow crop to mature over winter. The crop will gradually die down on the surface of the soil, ready to be incorporated into the ground, which will be ready for planting in the spring. Matures in approximately 17 weeks. May also be harvested for compost. Sow about one packet per 100 square feet. Use alfalfa/clover inoculant for best results.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W/Matures 8-12/Harvest one cutting/Yield dry 23-37/Spacing 4"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly
The leaves and seeds of the Fenugreek plant are widely used in Indian cuisine. The herb has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic compositions as a moisturizer, specially formulated to hydrate dry skin.
Delicious ingredient in curries, breads, and soups. Used for "maple " flavor in teas and sweets. One of the most distinctive and popular seeds for sprouting and micro-greens, or used as a vegetable when 6" high. An important Ayurvedic herb. Used in many countries for soothing stomach problems and as an after-dinner tea to promote digestion. Studies show that fenugreek is anti-diabetic and galactagogue as well as increasing libido. Our packets are generous for succession-sowing in the garden or in containers for micro-greens.