Fenugreek (Triginella foenum-graecum)
Traditionally the fenugreek plant has been used over the centuries as a herb and a spice in cooking and for medicinal purposes. In the UK there has been some trials carried out using the plant as a soil improving green manure. Due to its rapid growth it has been trialled in poly tunnels where productivity is high and gaps in the rotation for fertility building are short. It is an easy to grow legume, with good ground cover plant. Due to its rapid growth it will grow from seed to flowering and be ready to incorporate in 6 - 8 weeks. It competes well with weeds.