How Many Edamame Plants Per Container?

urbngrdnr(10b)June 6, 2012

This is my first time planting Edamame in a container. I plan to use a black 6-3/4"H x 8-3/4"W plastic pot with drainage holes. I have them in seed starting trays & will move them once ready to transplant.

Anyone know how many seeds I'll be able to fit comfortably in a pot with those dimensions? And will I need some sort of trellis or stake?

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valentinetbear(z6 PA)

Edaname? Isn't that an Asian dish made with immature soybeans? If we're on the same page, then I'm having trouble imagining how you plan to grow soybeans in such a small pot. It has a taproot plus lots of other roots. It grows down to 4-8 feet deep and out to 15 inches or more. That's going to be one sad little soybean plant in such a small container.

I have to be missing something here. I never heard of someone trying to grow soybeans in containers. I'm not saying it's impossible. (I read I wasn't supposed to be able to grow pumpkins in containers either, but only after growing them. lol) But, either there is another meaning for edamame then what I know, or you'll need to learn more about growing soybeans before committing your seedlings into that container.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 2:35AM
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urbngrdnr(10b)

My mistake, the pot I plan to use is 10-1/4"H x 12"W.

The only other info I've found of anyone else growing edamame in containers is this person:

http://kitewrite.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/growing-soybeans-edamame-in-containers/

in which she states "an 8â³ pot can easily hold 6 plants" although there aren't any visuals to help me picture it.

there is also this youtube link by growing wisdom but they plant theirs outdoors:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heVDK4nygZE

these soybeans have a shallow root system. so I'm not sure how small of a pot I can get away with since I'm also trying to keep my patio container garden efficiently spaced yet compact.

there's too much conflicting information and I thought it'd be nice to hear from someone who's had experience with growing them in containers.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 2:23AM
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