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Fenugreek Green Manure Seeds

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Fenugreek Green Manure is a quick growing annual that can be ready to dig in 10 weeks from sowing. It can be sown from March to August and performs best on well-drained but slightly heavy soils. It will tolerate lighter ones if they are fairly moist. Fenugreek is an attractive...

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Fenugreek Green Manure is a quick growing annual that can be ready to dig in 10 weeks from sowing. It can be sown from March to August and performs best on well-drained but slightly heavy soils. It will tolerate lighter ones if they are fairly moist.

Fenugreek is an attractive bushy plant that is suitable for summer sowing and produces small white flowers with lots of bushy foliage but it is best to incorporate before flowering. It is part of the Legume family and should be treated as such for crop rotation purposes. However it can only fix nitrogen if the appropriate bacteria are in the soil which is unlikely in UK.

Some alternative uses of Fenugreek - it is very popular in Indian cuisine - the seed is used for pickles and curries. In the Middle East the seed is roasted and used as a coffee substitute. The sprouting seeds are eaten as greens in salads for organic foodies and USA use it as a lower cost alternative to maple syrup so a very versatile plant. This green manure seed is not fit for human consumption.


Fenugreek Green Manure Seed Sowing Advice

When to Sow: March, April, May, June, July, August.
Growing period: 2-3 months.
Ideal Soil Type: Heavy.
Nitrogen fixer: Yes (in soils containing bacteria).
How to Sow: Prepare the soil by roughly digging it over and removing any weeds. Lightly tread the soil, and then sow the seeds by broadcast sowing (i.e. scattering evenly) for good coverage. Rows can be sown but are not as good for weed suppression. Rake the soil and water well. In dry periods you may need to water until the green manure is established.
Care: The green manure should be cut down before flowering when the stems are nice and soft as they decompose quicker, retain more beneficial nutrients and are easier to incorporate into the soil. They can be dug into the soil by turning over into the top 15cms or left on the top as a mulch, the worms will drag down the organic matter and help to aerate the soil.


How Much Seed Do I Need?

Pack weight: 25g 50g 100g 250g
Area covered: 5m2 10m2 20m2 50m2


Coverage rates quoted in the table above are based on our recommended seed coverage of 5g per m2.


When to Sow Fenugreek Green Manure Seeds

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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General Green Manure Seed Advice & Information

Follow the links below for further Green Manure information:

What is Green Manure?
Choosing the right Green Manure
How to Sow Green Manure Seeds


External Links

Green Manure – Wikipedia
Green Manures – RHS Website
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