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Edamame?

Post  Bart on 6/3/2016, 7:07 pm

Howdy Folks,

Has anyone had any luck with Edamame [Soy Bean]?

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 6/3/2016, 7:24 pm

I grew edamame last year - I started late, and they got shaded by the zucchini (that I guess I thought I could just keep to 4 squares using the power of my mind...) but still got some to eat, and they were very good. 

My first round for this year is out in the garden and has germinated. I'll start another pair of squares at some point in the future. This time they have more sun, I've started sooner, and I added the right inoculum.

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Post  sanderson on 6/3/2016, 7:45 pm

Bart, There are 7 other threads on edamame. Hopefully you can find some nugget of information that will help you. I know folks do grow it and like it.

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Post  yolos on 6/3/2016, 9:31 pm

I looked back at my notes but did not record how many I planted per square.  But if I were planting them again I would probably go with 1 per square with maybe one in the middle of 4 squares.  That would be 5 per 4 square feet.  But I do not plant as intensely as Mel suggests.  Here is a picture of one I cut down to harvest the Edamame.  It is only a picture of part of the plant after most of the leaves and side branches had been removed.

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Post  Windmere on 6/5/2016, 9:51 am

@yolos wrote:I looked back at my notes but did not record how many I planted per square.  But if I were planting them again I would probably go with 1 per square with maybe one in the middle of 4 squares.  That would be 5 per 4 square feet.  But I do not plant as intensely as Mel suggests.  Here is a picture of one I cut down to harvest the Edamame.  It is only a picture of part of the plant after most of the leaves and side branches had been removed.


Thanks for this information yolos.  I did not plant any edamame before we went on vacation because I was worried about watering.  I intend to get some seeds in the ground soon.  This was very helpful.  Smile

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Post  yolos on 6/5/2016, 11:48 am

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@yolos wrote:I looked back at my notes but did not record how many I planted per square.  But if I were planting them again I would probably go with 1 per square with maybe one in the middle of 4 squares.  That would be 5 per 4 square feet.  But I do not plant as intensely as Mel suggests.  Here is a picture of one I cut down to harvest the Edamame.  It is only a picture of part of the plant after most of the leaves and side branches had been removed.


Thanks for this information yolos.  I did not plant any edamame before we went on vacation because I was worried about watering.  I intend to get some seeds in the ground soon.  This was very helpful.  Smile
I do not plant as intensely as I should.  Read this article and see if you want to plant more per square.  I read a couple other articles and they all said to plant way more than I planted.  I think when I plant mine I will start out with 2 or 4 per square.  I hate bending over and searching thru all the leaves to see what is going on down below.  My packet of Butterbean Edamame says to thin to one every 4 inches.  Translated to SFG, this means nine per square.  Way too many for me but maybe I should experiment with a few more per square than I thought.  4 maybe and then thin if they start getting tangled.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-and-harvesting-edamame-zmaz02jjzgoe.aspx?PageId=1

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Post  Windmere on 6/5/2016, 4:43 pm

Thanks for that link yolos.  I learned something new... bacterial seed inoculants?  That term led me to a few university extension office sites.  Did you use any bacterial seed inoculants?

I was very encouraged to read the positive comments regarding "Sayamusume" because that's what I have.

I think I might go four per square then.  Or, I might compromise and do three.

I have a very, very large circular tomato cage that opens up... I think I'll use that to trellis them.  I'm pretty excited about this because we can eat edamame like popcorn (as in a lot at one time).  Thanks again!

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Post  yolos on 6/5/2016, 10:25 pm

@Windmere wrote:Thanks for that link yolos.  I learned something new... bacterial seed inoculants?  That term led me to a few university extension office sites.  Did you use any bacterial seed inoculants?

I have a very, very large circular tomato cage that opens up... I think I'll use that to trellis them.  I'm pretty excited about this because we can eat edamame like popcorn (as in a lot at one time).  Thanks again!
No, this is my first year using inoculates and I only used it for the pole beans, dragon tongue beans, and lima beans.  There are various kinds of inoculant that you use for different kinds of peas/beans.  I am not sure if the inoculant I have will be good for the Edamame.   I have not planted my Edamame this year.  Waiting on the dang Daikon Radish seeds to mature.

In the past, when I planted my Edamame, I planted it in a 2 x 2 and put up a small landscape fence around the outside to corral the plants.  Worked okay.

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