How to Grow Soy Beans in Georgia


Soybeans, or soya beans, are legumes that originate from Asia. Also known as edamame, the soy bean is an annual plant that grows well in moist soil in humid environments. Starting and maintaining an edible garden in the state of Georgia, makes growing soy beans an easy process that can result in high yields of the beneficial and versatile plant.

Step 1

Turn the earth of the area in which you are planting the soy bean seeds, using the garden hoe. In Georgia, the soil is soft and pliable, making it easy to break apart the ground for gardening.

Step 2

Dump the potting soil, kitchen compost and peat moss in a pile on top of the growing area.

Step 3

Stir the material together with the garden hoe, mixing the broken ground into the mixture of soil, moss and compost.

Step 4

Spread the soil material over the ground evenly.

Step 5

Press each soy bean seed into the prepared garden soil. Press the seed about 1/2 inch deep into the soil.

Step 6

Cover the area lightly with garden mulch to retain warmth and moisture. Water the area once every 3 days until the plants have sprouted, and then reduce the frequency of waterings to once every two weeks.

Things You'll Need

  • Soy bean seed packet (found in garden shops or online retailer)
  • Peat moss (5 lbs)
  • Potting soil (5 lbs)
  • Compost (3 lbs)
  • Mulch (2 lbs)
  • Garden hoe


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