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Methi Kasturi / Kasuri (कसूरी मेथी) - Trigonella foenum-graecum - desi vegetable seeds

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Product Description:

1 packet contains Methi Kasturi, Fenugreek - 25gm seeds.

Fenugreek, Latin name Trigonella foenum-graecum, is an annual herb native to southern Europe and Asia. The plant grows quickly to 2 feet tall and fixes nitrogen into the soil. White or yellow flowers appear in the early summer and develop yellow-brown seed pods in the fall.

This legume plant is used for food, seasoning, condiments, dye, and livestock forage. The plant and seed give off a maple aroma and taste. This herb is tender and does not survive freezing weather, so the seeds are cultivated during the spring after the last frost occurs.

Product Specifications:

Seeds per Packet 45
Common Name Trigonella foenum-graecum (botanical name), methi, Samudra methi, shanbalile, abesh, hilbeh, hilba, helba, halba
Height The plant reaches a height of 0.3 to 0.8 meters and has trifoliate leaves.
Flower Colour White flowers appear in early summer and develop into long, slender, yellow-brown pods containing the brown seeds of fenugreek.
Bloom Time spring to early autumn seasons.
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting And Care

  • The plant does not like to be transplanted after germination, so the seeds should be sown at the final place
  • Or you can sow seeds in biodegradable pots which can be put directly into the ground later on
  • Sow seeds about 5 mm deep and 50 mm apart in straight line trenches for seed sowing
  • You can also sow the seeds in criss-cross patterns
  • Instead of sowing in trenches, you can just sprinkle the seeds on the bed and cover with soil
  • Water well and keep soil well-moistened
  • Seeds will germinate in 3-5 days
  • In the areas of frost, it may be started indoors 5 weeks prior to the last frost of the season
  • The seedlings can be transplanted outdoors when the soil temperature is around 15 °C (60 °F)

Methi Kasturi Care

  • Choose a suitable place for planting
  • Choose a position in full sun and with soil that is of good to rich quality and drains well
  • The soil should have a pH of around 6 to 7.
  • The soil should remain dry and warm.
  • Avoid cold, wet soils as these will cause fenugreek seeds to rot
  • As a legume, fenugreek adds nitrogen to the soil, making it useful as a cover crop restoring nitrogen to the soil
Sunlight full sun to part shade.
Watering Keep the soil moist, but do not over-water.
Soil
  • Methi grows well in a neutral to slightly acid (pH 6.0-7.0) soil.
  • Dig the ground to a depth of 25 cm and break big chunks of soil. Mix some river sand to make it free draining.
  • Mix lots of organic material like compost and aged manure to make the soil fertile.
  • Temperature temperature is between 10 to 30 °C (50 to 90 °F).
    Fertilizer Fenugreek does not require fertilizer however, you can mix manure or compost in the soil while planting.
    Harvest Season
  • Methi leaves will be ready to harvest within 3-4 weeks After planting. I just chop the leaves from the top of the plants as and when I need them in the kitchen.
  • This will encourage more growth and you will be able to harvest again fresh leaves after 2-3 weeks.
  • Methi Kasturi Uses:

    Culinary Use:

    • Its sweet and hot aromas like pepper and crunchy sour taste somewhat like spinach.
    • It is popularly used in Indian, Persian, Egyptian, and Ethiopian cuisines, to prepare the tastiest recipes
    • Fresh seeds used to sprinkle on salad and dried seeds in pickles
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