Fenugreek Herb Growing Guide

Growing Fenugreek Herb Seed

  • Days to Maturity: Annual, 30, (leaves) 120 (seed)
  • Hardiness Zone: 9-11
  • Planting Depth: 1/4"
  • Plant Spacing: 5-6”
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: Rich and well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Color: Dark-green with yellow-white flowers
  • Flavor: Hints of spice and maple

Sowing and Growing

Direct sow fenugreek seeds in compost rich, well-draining soil. Fenugreek reaches 1-2’ tall and has yellow-white flowers. Consistent water is best. It is possible to harvest leaves and seeds from the same plant just make sure you leave plenty of time for flowering and setting ripe seed. You can also grow a few plants for harvesting leaves and some that you leave undisturbed for seed production.


You can begin to harvest fenugreek leaves approximately 30 days from sowing. Snip off just ⅓ of the stem so greens can continue to grow. You can harvest leaves every 15 day after that. To harvest seeds, allow the plant to flower and set seed. Pull up whole plants when the small pods turn yellow. When fully dry, open pods and gather seeds into a storable container.

Explore these Fenugreek Herb Seed Varieties: