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Trigonella Gracilis or Slender Fenugreek belongs to Family Fabaceae

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Trigonella Gracilis whose common name is Slender Fenugreek belonging to Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Overview of Trigonella Gracilis or Slender Fenugreek

• Slender Fenugreek is a perennial herb.
• It has a hairless and a trailing stem which is 15-45 cm long.
• Leaf-stalk is shorter than the leaflets.
• The leaflets are 5-12 mm long and 3-7 mm broad.
• The leaves are obovate-wedge-shaped and rounded.
• It is minutely toothed and hairless.
• Flowers are borne in 1-5-flowered clusters.
• Flower-stalks are 2 mm long.
• Sepal cup is about 3.5-4 mm long.
• Flowers are 5 mm long and yellow in color.
• Pod is about 5-12 mm long and 2.5-3 mm broad.
• Slender Fenugreek is found in the Himalayas in Pakistan.
• The flowering season is July-September.

The plant is scientifically classified as below:
• Kingdom: Plantae
• Phylum: Tracheophyta
• Class: Magnoliopsida
• Order: Fabales
• Family: Leguminosae
• Genus: Trigonella

Growing/Caring conditions of Trigonella Gracilis or Slender Fenugreek

• Prepare a planting area in mid spring in a protected, sunny area.
• The plant likes good amount of heat from sun for it grow right.
• Trigonella likes it hot and so choose a location beside your house or garage where the sun shines every day.
• Spread a 2-inch layer of organic compost on top of the soil.
• This will help to fertilize the soil and aid in the help of growth of plant.
• Turn it under to a depth of about 8 inches.
• Rake the area level, and make a shallow trench with your hoe.
• This hoe should be about 1/2 inch deep.
• Plant seeds directly into the garden.
• Space them about 4 inches apart in the trench that is created.
• Cover with a scant 1/4 inch of your soil and compost mixture.
• Water the planting area with a sprinkler for about 10 minutes.
• This is necessary for the germination of the seeds that have been planted.
• Keeps the soil moist until you see green sprouts emerging from the soil.
• Water only when the soil is dry later.
• Allow the plants to form seedpods.
• This typically occurs in late summer or fall.
• Wait until seedpods turn yellow before you harvest them.
• Dry the seedpods in a sunny location for about one week.
• Cover them at night if you expect rain or fog.
• Break open the pods to extract the seeds.
• Store them in an airtight jar or plastic bag.
• This way they will remain dry.

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