Trigonella foenum-graecum is an annual herb used for food and traditional medicine. Its native habitat includes uncultivated ground, the edges of fields and dry grassland. The flowers are papillonaceous, resembling a butterfly. The seeds are used as a condiment, adding flavor to maple syrup, cheese and curries.
Also known as
fenugreek and methi
How to care for fenugreek
fenugreek needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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fenugreek love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
fenugreek does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your fenugreek after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.