How to grow fenugreek herb

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Fenugreek is a versatile herb that is most known for its seasoning in Indian cuisine. It's an easy-to-grow herb that can be ready to sprinkle in salads in just a few days, or it can be harvested for its seeds in about two months. Fenugreek isn't only useful in the kitchen, but is prized for its medicinal qualities; it is used to treat a number of maladies, including sore throats, stomach upsets, diabetes and high cholesterol.

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Things you need

  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Hoe

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  1. 1

    Purchase a packet of fenugreek seeds from a herbal supply store or garden centre. Plan to plant fenugreek seeds outdoors in early to mid-spring, when the soil has warmed and danger of frost has passed.

  2. 2

    Prepare a place in your herb garden. Remove all weeds with a hoe. Make shallow furrows about 4 inches apart.

  3. 3

    Plant the seeds ¼-inch deep in the soil. When the seeds sprout, thin them for use in salads or sandwiches, or as garnish, leaving larger plants to harvest for seeds later.

  4. 4

    Pick the seed pods when they turn yellow. Lay the pods in a sunny spot until they're completely dry. Then break them open and save the seeds. Store the fenugreek seeds in a sealed container and use them to season curries, soups, pickles or vegetable dishes.

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