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Growing fenugreek

Fenugreek (வெந்தயம்) is one of the herbs that you can easily grow in your home garden. If you’re new to gardening like me, I suggest you start with Fenugreek.

I always like to try new things out. Gardening has become my recent hobby. I think my interest in gardening originated after listening to the green Indian crusader G. Nammalvar’s speech in YouTube.

Alright, join me in growing Fenugreek. I shall keep you posted on the progress by posting pictures every couple of days.

Let’s begin

A 6″ deep grow bag should be suffice to grow Fenugreek. The potting mix could be your garden soil and compost. The ratio used in this grow bag contains 2 parts of garden soil and 1 part of compost.

Sprinkle the Fenugreek seeds and cover with the potting mix for about 1 or 2 cms in height.

Uses

  • Fenugreek is used as an ingredient in spice blends and as a flavouring agent in foods and in beverages.
  • Fenugreek is used to keep diabetes in check.
  • Fenugreek helps to builds breast milk supply in women.

References

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

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