Germinating Soy Beansorganic soy soya beans
Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:26 AM
But when organic seeds became available in quantity in dried form I suddenly started getting huge successes, almost everything I tried that was organic had almost 100% germination. Stuff that isn't organic but grown and dried in traditional ways are also successful.
It's only "modern" industrial farming that produces infertile seed. I assume that it's a combination of old seed and / or some kind of sterilsation procedure e.g. irradiation.
So it's no small irritation to me that no matter what I try I can't seem to germinate soy beans. Not one soy bean, ever. And I have sown hundreds of them, in all different conditions and substrates. I've tried 4 or 5 different organic sources, some pre-packed, some not. It's making me cranky, and it's making me paranoid. Why won't my food germinate? What's wrong with it? Is it genetically modified monsanto shit that's illegally being sold as organic?
Anyway, what brought this on was that my girl chucked a whole bunch of old seeds in to a pot to make sprouts. These seeds are up to three years old and are all organic:
Everything in the pot - 100% !!! - has germinated except for the soy beans.
Can some one tell me what's going on?
Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:44 AM
These are the sprouts. Estimated age of seeds is over four years, all organic. At the top are the soy beans, on the right are the chickpeas, bottom are lentils (hard to see but about 50% have sprouted) and on the left are the mung beans.
This is the Soy Bean packet. I have had the same problem with many different sources.
Edited by whitewind, 26 January 2012 - 08:47 AM.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:52 AM
I've read to make sure the seeds aren't cracked at all, they like warm place for germination and apparently letting the soil dry out a bit before rewatering, sowed about 1-2" under soil.
Hope this helps mate, if not might just have to track down some reliable seeds for planting online or something ;)
Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:40 AM
Nowhere I look suggests that soy beans aren't easy to germinate.