Description For Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)
How to grow Fenugreek (Methi) from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: This annual herb features light green leaves and small white flowers. Its proven health benefits include- improving the digestive problems, maintaining the cholesterol levels, reducing body inflammation, improving exercise performance, curing eating disorders and promoting milk flow in breastfeeding.
Botanical Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
Sowing Season: Throughout the year.
Sowing method: Sow the seeds directly in raised beds or containers.
Sowing container: Use a shallow container with a minimum depth of 5 inches & bigger spread area (according to available space & requirement) like trays or crates.
Sowing medium: 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
Growth stages of Fenugreek (Methi) Plant:
How to take care for Fenugreek (Methi) Plant:Sunlight: Fenugreek can grow well under partial as well as full sunlight.
Watering: Water your fenugreek container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with a watering can. Sprinklers can be placed outdoors.
Manuring: As mentioned earlier, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing the seeds. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal infection/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such infections are spotted.
Microgreens: If you plan to grow microgreens Methi, grow it indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in a crowded manner. You can harvest it within 10 days by uprooting the baby plants.
Harvesting: About 3-4 weeks after sowing, fenugreek greens can be harvested simply by pulling out by the roots.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 513 to 570 Seeds in 10 gm, 5130 to 5700 Seeds in 100 gm, 12825 to 14250 Seeds in 250 gm|
|Net Weight||10 g to 250 g|
|Seed Rate||25 to 30 Kg/Ha|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||15 cm x 20 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing.|
|Fertilizer||Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g per plant. Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g per plant.|
|Season of Sowing||All year Round|
|Product Weight||16 g to 250 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|