Soybean Germination Information

Soybean Seed Germination How to Sow Soybean:

  • Best sown outdoors in situ after all danger of frost is past in the spring and in a warm soil
  • Seeds can also be sown indoors at a temperature of 70-75°
  • Indoors and out, inoculate with nitrogen fixing bacteria before sowing
  • Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seed, and expect germination in 8-12 days

How to Grow Soybean:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves, being careful with the roots as they resent being disturbed

Spacing: Thin or transplant so that seedlings are spaced 2-3 inches apart and in rows spaced 24-30 inches apart

Lighting: Site in full sun

Soil: Site in rich, well-drained soil. Keep plants well watered and fertilize prior to planting

Additional Care: It grows best when the summer is long and warm

Appearance and Use:

Grown for its edible beans, this hairy, bushy plant reaches 6 feet tall. The white flowers are inconspicuous and are followed by the 3 inch, nutty flavored beans. Harvest the beans while they are yet immature. The pods should be plump and the seed to full size, but still green. Beans may also be left on the plant until they are mature, then used dried


About Soybean:
Botanical name: Glycine max
Pronunciation:  gli-ce’ne max
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Fabaceae; native to southeast Asia