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Trigonella Kotschyi belongs to the family Fabaceae and genus Trigonella.

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Trigonella Kotschyi with the common name,Jerusalem Fenugreek belongs to the family Fabaceae and genus Trigonella.

Overview of Trigonella Kotschyi

• The plant has 5 petals.
• The leaf form of this plant is Trifoliate.
• The Leaf margin is entire.
• This plant grows in heavy soils habitat.
• This plant is an annual.
• This plant is distributed in Israel Golan, Gallilee, Upper Jordan valley, Gilboa, Samarian desert, Judean Mountains, Judean desert and Dead Sea valley, Sharon and Shefela.
• These plants like hot and not very humid weather.
• Provide enough sunlight for good growth of these plants.

The plant is scientifically classified as below:
• Familia: Fabaceae
• Subfamilia: Faboideae
• Tribus: Trifolieae
• Genus: Trigonella
• Species: Trigonella kotschyi

Growing/Caring conditions of Trigonella Kotschyi

• 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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