sgian at planetc.com
Sun Nov 28 13:57:31 EST 2004
> James, do you grow your own beans?
Soybeans, you mean?
Yes. Enough for edamame and a few other purposes, but not nearly enough for
all the tofu & tempeh for a household. Now that I've some more skill in
growing them in a non-agribusiness way, I think I could and have given it a
lot of thought.
The plant, given it's 'druthers, grows more like a shrub than a vine and
although you only get two beans per pod, the yield is astounding.
Every commercial soybean I've planted in my organic mulched beds has punied.
I got some OP (one hopes) seed from Nichols a few years ago and they did
much, much better. I've gotten two other strains since then and they've
done even better.
Black ones did better than yellow ones.
We have a surplus of every type of garden bean every year and so any beans
we want to add to animal feed end up being those. We do buy some to ensure
a household supply for tofu.
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