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Trigonella Procumbens is commonly known as Trailing Fenugreek.

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Trigonella Procumbens is commonly known as Trailing Fenugreek.

Overview of Trigonella Procumbens

• It is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass).
• It belongs to the genus Trigonella.
• It is an annual which means it grows for one season only.
• Trigonella Procumbens or Trailing Fenugreek‘s floral region is North America, specifically in the state of Pennsylvania.
• These plants have an erect development.
• In the lower part they usually show a bare stem.
• Towards the top they widen to form the crown.
• The trailing fenugreek is large in size and 17 m in height.
• In autumn, it assumes a yellow coloring.
• These plants aren’t evergreens, which mean they lose their leaves some months during the year.
• It is best to avoid the wind as bare young have not very developed roots.
• The trailing fenugreek should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.
• The trailing fenugreek should be grown outdoors.
• It can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.
• Tree fertilization should be done at the beginning of the spring or of autumn, using humus or mature manure.
• This should be done by mixing a few buckets of fertilizer to the ground, around the trunk of the tree, every 2-3 years or when the tree implanted.

The plant is scientifically classified as below:
• Kingdom: Plantae
• (unranked): Angiosperms
• (unranked): Eudicots
• (unranked): Rosids
• Order: Fabales
• Family: Fabaceae
• Subfamily: Faboideae
• Tribe: Trifolieae
• Genus: Trigonella

Growing/Caring conditions of Trigonella Procumbens

• 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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