Fenugreek microgreens - Gilė Sprout

Sprouting Instructions

Fenugreek microgreens

Hello everyone,

are you ready for something unusual? Fenugreek has a bitter and distinctive taste. When plants unfold their first set of leaves they taste like a fresh salad with only a hint of fresh curry powder. Usually used in curry, salads and a lot of Turkish cuisine. But mostly as a garnish or spice. A specific taste for a refined tongue. And you can eat the whole plant from the root tip to the leaf top!

Step 1: Choosing seeds (Day 1)


Choose organic raw fenugreek seeds.

Step 2: Soaking (Day 1)


You don’t have to soak the seeds, but it may speed up the germination process. That’s exactly what we did this time. Soak the seeds for 6-10 hours. That should do the trick.

Step 3: Medium and tray preparation (Day 1)


You can choose any tray you want: plastic, clay or wooden. For fenugreek microgreens growing we will use soil and our signature tray. The ground layer in a tray should be about 3-4 centimeters. Sprinkle the soil.

Step 4: Planting and covering (Day 1)

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Scatter fenugreek seeds thickly over the moist soil. Seeds should beautifully cover the ground, but not be one on top of another. Water them again with sprayer. Watering is needed every day. The earth should be neither dry nor too wet.

Cover the tray with another tray or using a simple plastic wrap from your kitchen and make many small holes in it or use a special lid for microgreens growing until the seeds are sprouted. Fenugreek seeds germinate best in a dark.

Step 5: Checking humidity level and progress (day 2-4)

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Check the moisture level daily. Let them grow! It is autumn in our country, as we grow these, so the process is a bit slower, but it will pick up in couple of days.

Step 6: Growing and watering (Day 5-6)

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See? Much better! If you are using our LED shelf, do not forget that plants also need to sleep. Keep the lights on for 14-16 hours a day or just turn it off when you go to bed and turn on in the morning. Remember to water your plants. Best in the morning. Young sprouts should be sprayed and older plants should be sprayed and sprinkled.

Step 7: Harvesting and eating (Day 9)


On the 9th to 12th day of cultivation, fresh fenugreek microgreens can already be enjoyed. We suggest you taste them every day and decide when the taste is the best for you. It is recommended to use kitchen scissors for cutting. Cut over the ground. You can cut them as much as you need for one day or cut them all and keep in the refrigerator like any other salad in a plastic bag or container.

Don’t be put off by the bitter taste – think of it as an exotic experiment in your kitchen. We highly recommend seeking new and exciting tastes, so why don’t you try some? Let us know how it goes, and in the meantime, if you are looking for some fenugreek seeds, you can click here and visit our store.

Good luck!

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