Fenugreek is herb native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. Its seeds, which smell and taste like maple syrup, have been used in cooking and as medicine. Fenugreek is used as a culinary ingredient. It is also said to have medicinal properties. Always consult a qualified herbal practitioner before using this plant medicinally or a qualified aromatherapist if using its essential oil, especially if pregnant.
Scientific Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 7-10 Days
Indicative Days to maturity: 120-150
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly outdoors after last chance of frost has passed from May to August into well prepared soil in a sunny spot when temperatures reach around 16-18C. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1 cm deep and 38 cm apart.