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In the Garden
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:23 PM

Edame: the other soybean

By KYLEE BAUMLE

You’d think that someone who lives in the middle of farm country where soybeans are a major crop, would have given some thought to growing edible soybeans in the garden some time ago.

I’ve lived in Paulding County my whole life and have grown sweet corn nearly every one of the 37 years I’ve been married, but this edible soybean thing was new to me. It just never occurred to me to grow edamame.

I’d heard about edamame several years ago, but it was just this past February when I tasted it for the first time. “Picky Eater” describes me pretty well and it’s just been in the last several years that I’ve tried eating some things that I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to like. But, you just never know. Take kohlrabi, for instance.