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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Soya beans!
« on: September 19, 2015, 11:52:37 am »
So guys am gonna give these a go next, all being well, and I hope get a good result. Any hints/tips from anyone who may have grown them? http://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Soya-Beans-Elena-Seeds.html#.Vf09xdxVhHw
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Soya beans!
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 12:03:44 am »
I didn't realise there was a variety that could be grown in the UK. Good luck with growing them and let us know how you get on. I might have a go myself if they work for you.

devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: Soya beans!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 09:12:10 am »
I grew them years ago with disappointing results, only one or two beans per pod. I dare say with new varieties you will get better crops. I may try again!

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Soya beans!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 08:48:06 pm »
I'd see if you can find an arable farmer to talk to  for they would be best placed to tell you if they grow them in the UK . 

I have a feint memory from 30 odd years ago of one of my farmer pals...aka  Barry , saying that he was going to try it for cattle feed but that could have also meant him using the stalks as well as the actual bean & pod.
We've moved to several new homes since then , so I don't have contact with him on a day-to-day basis to check it out .
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 08:35:39 pm by cloddopper »
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Soya beans!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 10:41:10 pm »
I tried them a number of years ago - not this variety - with no success.  It's possibly worth trying just a few first as an experiment before you commit to masses.
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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Soya beans!
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 11:36:28 pm »
I agree. I am trying 3 wigwams of them, hopefully, next year in my warm conservatory.
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