(Trigonella foenumgraecum) Annual. Attractive plant to 60cm tall with small round leaves and yellow / white flowers producing long, yellow seed pods containing seeds commonly used in cooking or dyeing. Oval, green leaves are also used in cooking like spinach. Indigenous to the Mediterranean & grown widely in Europe & Asia. Plant in Spring for harvest of dry seed pods in Autumn.
Also used as a green manure crop adding nitrogen, phosphorus & organic matter back into the soil. Excellent for loosening heavy, clay soils & controlling weeds. May be dug back in approx. 10 weeks after planting.
Grows well in cool areas.
Best sown in Autumn & Winter, and in temperate areas Spring.
Broadcast at a rate of 5-10 kg/ha or 5g/sqm.
Smaller packets are ideal for the home garden.
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