Drought tolerant herb, spice, microgreen, and vegetable, essential for aloo methi. Grows wild in sandy salty coastal areas and dry riverbeds. Cows find the pea-like foliage delicious and the seeds are tasty snacks for fish and rabbits. There's some delicious snacks for humans on the SBS website too
DESCRIPTION: Pea-family herb with edible seeds and leaves, smelling like maple syrup. Often grown for animal feed as well as for human consumption. Traditionally used in ceremonial dishes and to increase breast milk production in new mothers PLANTING: Sow in late spring when temperatures reach 20C, through to early summer. Sow on the soil surface, press in gently, keep moist until the tiny seedlings emerge. Needs hot sunny weather. CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer.