- Package contains 1 gram, approximately 60 Fenugreek, Herb Seeds.
- Germination: 2 to 7 days at 60 F.
- Plant seeds 1 inch deep with 2 to 3 inches between plants and 6 to 12 inches between rows. Plants prefer full sunlight and well-drained, rich soils.
The fenugreek plant is an annual herb that is recognized for its maple-like fragrance and taste. It is often grown for its seeds, which can be lightly roasted and used in recipes. Fenugreek is rich in protein, iron, vitamin A & D. It is also turned to as an aide for digestive problems, including ulcers. Also known to break up mucus from colds.
Fenugreek is popular in Indian cuisine, and the plant's leaves and seeds can be used in various ways in recipes. It is included in curry powder and is an important part of curry's distinct flavor.
Planting, Growing, and Harvesting:
Plant fenugreek seeds in well-drained soil after all danger of frost has passed. Fenugreek prefers a sunny location. You can also grow this plant in a large container. The fenugreek plant can grow up to 3 feet high.
Harvest fenugreek seeds when the pods turn yellow. Let them dry, then crack the pods open to remove the seeds within. You can also use the leaves of the fenugreek plant for recipes, such as in salads and soups.
Recipes/How to Use:
Toss the leaves of the plant into salads, add to soups, and mix in with vegetables. The seeds are used as a seasoning for various dishes, particularly curry.
1 T. Fenugreek seed
Water for one cup of tea
Directions: Boil water. Add crushed seeds and boil for about 15 minutes more. Strain the seeds and drink.