When to Plant Fenugreek Seeds
Start Fenugreek outdoors directly after the last frost of the season. Fenugreek does not transplant well, so starting indoors is not recommended.
Where to Plant Fenugreek Seeds
Plant Fenugreek in areas with rich, moist, well draining, slightly acidic soils with access to full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day).
How to Plant Fenugreek Seeds
Plant 3-4 seeds 4-8 inches apart in moist soil, buried approximately 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch deep. Seeds can be soaked overnight before planting to increase the germination rate. Keep the soil moist during the germination process.
How to Harvest Fenugreek
Once plants are 3-4 weeks old, they can be harvested whole as microgreens or trimmed for their leaves. Leaves can be eaten fresh or dried for later use. Trimming plants back will encourage bushier growth. Depending on when they were harvested and the surrounding temperature, Fenugreek leaves will become more or less bitter, with hotter days leading to more bitter leaves. Seed pods can also be harvested and the seeds themselves can be kept and eaten.