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I don't think fenugreek is quite as fool proof to grow as some other herbs. I have so far avoided it just for the ease factor and the factor that i really prefer to create some raised beds to have a bit more 'soil control' and with easy kitchen access to grow herbs in and haven't got around to it. but I plan to put together my raised beds this year and I am thinking of putting fenugreek on the short list.

what have you found fenugreek to like as far as growing conditions? what other herbs would compliment it?

what all can it be used for? this is what I know already...

flavor enhancer/appetite stimulant for animal feed

maple flavor could be used to make immitation syrup where none is available

traditional supplement for nursing mothers to increase milk supply

 
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I just planted some very recently, it seems to be doing best on a rotting stump, in full sun.

ere's what I've read it's useful for:

Seeds:
cleanser (saponins are probably also responsible for some medicinal properties)
aphordesiac
thickener/humectant
hot beverage
hilbeh dip (Yemeni dish): most of the saponins removed in processing

Leaves:
herb, especially for Indian flatbread
hay
dried & ground, insect repellent in stored grain
 
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