Fenugreek - cover crop and green manure
The common herbicide interface is a conservative agricultural practice one that is based on the administration of a number of herbicides before sowing and after the crop has emerged. In recent years, an agricultural approach has been developed to reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture fields, instead of exterminating or fighting weeds, it is possible to manage them through an approach using weeds to our advantage. This significantly reduces the use of pesticides and the potential for harm to the public and the environment.
Fenugreek is a spice plant from the Fabaceae family native to the Mediterranean regio.. Fenugreek seeds are rich in trigonalin which is an alkaloid that gives fenugreek its unique smell and taste. Was grown culturally for animal feed, as a spice plant and as a medicinal plant. In the Middle Ages, the plant was common as an agricultural crop in the Land of Israel. Assaf the doctor also identifies the clover with the Greek geranium plant. According to him, the plant is used to cure various coughs and lung ailments, for general heating and even to cure toxins and hops.
Green manure cover crop - Instructions
Half kilo of seeds covers an area of 50 square meters.
Fenugreek cover crop benefits:
- The Fabaceae plant family forms a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing rhizobium bacteria found in the soil. This relationship can be identified by the presence of small tubers in the roots system.
- Competition against weeds, fenugreek grows faster than weeds.
- Sterilization of the soil - the implication of fenugreek into the soil as green manure can prevent potential soil diseases.
- Restoration of essential minerals to the upper soil layers - Fenugreek roots are deep and can bring minerals from the lower layers of the soil.
- beneficial symbiosis plants for Solanaceae family - fenugreek is good companion plant for growing potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers and more.
Growing instructions are included in the seed pack.
|Scientific Name||Trigonella foenum-graecum|
|Germination Period||8-14 days|
|Days till maturity||60|
|Sowing Depth||0.2 cm|
|Sowing Intervals||0.5 kg- 100 m squared|
|Sowing Months||January, February, November, December|