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Too late to plant soybeans in zone 5?

9 years ago


This is the 2nd year I'm trying to grow soybeans because my wife and I both love eating edamame. Last year I had no success at all.

So this year, I got innoculant and tried starting them indoors under shoplights. Only 2 out of 10 germinated. I transplanted those and one of them is still doing OK but it looks awfully lonely.

Then about 3 weeks ago I planted some seeds directly in the bed. None of them germinated.

I want to try again (I am persistent!) but I'm wondering if it's too late. I don't want to waste the seeds. Of course, maybe it's the seeds that are bad. I bought them at a local garden center last year. They told me that as long as I had kept them in a cool dry place (I had!) they should still be fine. They are also the ones who suggested trying innoculant this year.

I have tried looking for them online at a couple of places but they're all sold out. That made me wonder if it's just too late in the season to plant

I want me some edamame! :)

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