Trigonella is a genus of half hardy annual herbs that reach from 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) in height.
They have clover shaped foliage, and bloom from the middle of summer through to autumn. They carry small pea like flowers.
If growing for culinary use, then seed pods should be cut off the plant once they have ripened. Allow the Trigonella seed pods to dry in the sun, then remove the seeds and store in a dry and airtight container.
Some of the common names for Trigonella include Fenugreek, Greek hay, and Bird's Foot.
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Common Names: Fenugreek, Greek Hay, Fresh Menthi, Sicklefruit, Bockshornklee, Cooper's Clover.
Life Cycle: Half hardy annual.
Height: 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm).
Native: Middle East.
Growing Region: Zones 6 to 10.
Flowers: Summer and autumn.
Flower Details: White, cream. Pea-like.
Foliage: Light green. Cuneate.
It is best to sow Fenugreek seeds outdoors in the herb garden. Sow them at about 6 mm deep (1/4 inch) into a warm soil in the middle of spring.
It should only take a couple of days for the seeds to germinate. If germinating Fenugreek (Trigonella) indoors then give them a temperature of about 20 to 25 degrees centigrade (68 to 77°F).
Ideally Fenugreek (Trigonella) should be spaced at about 10 cm (4 inches) apart. Locate in an area that has lots of sun. Grow in a well drained soil that is rich, and slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6 to 7).
Trigonella plants such as Fenugreek and Greek hay take little looking after, give them a splash of water if soil becomes dry.
If you require more Trigonella plants, then it is best to grow from seeds.
The Trigonella genus has approximately 100 species, including the popular herb Fenugreek.
Trigonella is primarily cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses rather than ornamental appeal.
The most commonly grown Trigonella species is Trigonella foenum-graecum, commonly known as Fenugreek.
Trigonella is known for the unique aroma of its seeds, used as a spice in many cuisines.
Trigonella thrives in full sun with moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Presently, Trigonella species are not listed as invasive in the USA. Always consult local regulations for the most current information.
Trigonella plants can be manually removed by uprooting the entire plant, ensuring all seeds are collected to prevent regrowth.
The Trigonella genus, commonly known as fenugreek, includes annual plants native to Southern Europe, Western Asia, and the Mediterranean. They are cultivated for their aromatic seeds, which are used as a spice in various cuisines and in traditional medicine.
Grow Trigonella from seeds in spring, in a sunny location with well-drained soil. They prefer cooler temperatures and require regular watering. Harvesting usually occurs approximately 2-3 months after planting when the plant begins to yellow and dry.