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Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil
Space the seeds at 20cm by 15cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 30-40 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why are my Fenugreek/Methi seeds not germinating?
Make sure you are keeping the soil evenly moist. Fenugreek seeds need moist soil to germinate.
Why are leaves of my fenugreek seedlings turning yellow?
Too much or too little sunlight and/or over and under - watering can all cause yellowing of fenugreek seeds. Make sure you are watering your fenugreek plant appropriately.
Why are my fenugreek seedlings wilting and dying?
The most common cause of wilted seedlings is a fungal disease called damping off. It occurs mostly when the soil is too moist. Make sure you are not overwatering your fenugreek seedlings
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Fenugreek is great for liver and kidney health. It has been consumed to reduce stomach-ache and menstrual cramps, treat pain and muscle soreness and reduce fever. Fenugreek is also high in protein and dietary fibre. Fenugreek has also been found to increase production of breast milk in some studies. Some studies have also shown increase in fat loss.
A single tablespoon of fenugreek seeds contain 35 calories with 3g protein, 6g carbs, 1g fat, 3g fibre, 20% of the Recommended Daily Value of iron, 5% of RDV of magnesium and 7% RDV of manganese.
1.Egyptians used fenugreek in their embalming process.
2.Fenugreek was used as cattle fodder by Greeks and Romans.
3.Fenugreek is used in making artificial maple syrup.
Use a rich potting medium with 1/3rd compost to grow Fenugreek from seeds.
Fenugreek requires 5-6 hours of sunlight in a day. This should either be morning sun or shaded afternoon sunlight,
Fenugreek plant requires regular watering in order for the soil to be moist at all times. However, be careful not to overwater the fenugreek plant.
Regionally in India, Fenugreek (Methi) is also known as Methi, Methya, Menthya, Vandayam/Venthayam, Menthulu.
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