How to grow Fenugreek plant/Methi plant in your Garden

10 comments / Posted on by Anitha N

How to grow Fenugreek plant/Methi plant in your Garden

It is very easy to grow Fenugreek plant or Methi plant from seeds in pots or ground at home, even indoors.


Fenugreek plant is a half-hardy annual herb indigenous to Western Asia. It has been grown for many centuries in the Mediterranean region and can be found in many commercially prepared curry powder.

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You can grow Fenugreek plant in a warm climate. If you have planned to grow from seed, spring the best time to start.
Soak the seeds in a jar or container with 4 to 5 inches of water above the seeds and leave them for 12 to 24 hours.
Prepare the soil , by adding some compost. Methi can be planted in direct soil as well as in the container. Scatter seeds dense in the growing area
In order for the seeds to germinate, you have to water them daily. Make sure that the soil is evenly moist. With the perfect potting mix and moisture, the seeds will be germinated in 7 to 8 days.


It can be grown both indoor as well as outdoor, so select a place where it can get 4 to 5 hours of sunlight daily.
After 20 days from plantation methi plants are ready for the first harvest, chop up its leaves and use for preparing delicious recipes.


CHOOSING THE POT / LAND AND SOIL

Once you have decided to start gardening, selecting a planter is very important. Here are some tips to buy Planters.

There are many features to be considered while selecting a plant pots online below are some of them.
Depending on the gardening whether indoor/outdoor select the pot with suitable size and material. Which are best suitable for your place. For Methi plant select a pot which has 12 inches in depth and width. Be sure to select a pot which has a drainage hole at the bottom so the excess of water may flow out, This prevents your plant root from rotting. For outdoor gardening select a planter which can withstand all the season. Select colorful planters will give an attractive look for your garden.
While select soil, never use soil found in your garden for growing, As it lacks in nutrients. If you want to use soil alone check our organic fertilizer else coco peat-based potting mix which holds fertilizer as well as compost content in it. The major advantage of using coco peat-based potting mix is it retains moisture content and you will not have to invest in fertilizer/compost.



Learn how to grow fenugreek plant / methi plant in 7 easy steps. Growing fenugreek plant is easy if you’ll follow the tips given in this article.

 

  • Buy best quality seeds from an online store. The seeds are brown in color which are irregular in shape. Soak the seeds overnight to increase germination rate before sowing.
  • You can grow them in any container. Take a shallow wide planter at least 6 inches deep (it has shallow roots) with good drainage.
  • Sprinkle soaked seeds all over it and add a thin quarter inch layer of soil over them. Sow seeds ¼ inches deep in a good potting mix or soil. Remember, fenugreek hates to be transplanted. Leave 2 inches of space for each plant while sowing seeds. They’ll sprout quickly and you’ll see seedlings just within 2 – 4 days.
  • It grows well in a warm and hot climate when the temperature ranges from 50 to 90 F (10 C to 32 C).
  • They prefer neutral soil with pH level around 6 – 7. Plant it in a spot that receives at least 4 hours of sun with shade in afternoon. Do regular watering. Do not over water.
  • Within 20 days methi plant will be ready for the first harvest, chop up its leaves to use as a green leafy vegetable and prepare delicious recipes or air dry it to use as a herb.
  • Leave the twigs, which will grow up again within 15 days, you can do this up to four times. To harvest the seeds you’ve to wait for 2-4 months.

 

    Easy steps to grow Methi

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10 comments

  • Posted on by Ashok
    I think you are doing a great job.
  • Posted on by Shobha

    I’m using there seeds and planting in there basket very nice results

  • Posted on by Tini Chawala

    It’s good

  • Posted on by Ranjini Rangaraj

    Like to grow edamame beans at home . Where can I get the seeds and fresh edammame beans.

  • Posted on by Surekha

    It is interesting

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