What do gardeners love?
Because it makes leafy plants big and green!
How do we get it?
That is right. The soybean, well-known in the food world by its Japanese name - edamame, is a legume that actually fixes nitrogen in soil. See the little tiny nodules found all over the roots of this pulled-out edamame plant? These nodules allow more nitrogen to be delivered to the soil for the next plants that go in that spot in the garden. This means you get to enjoy the easy-growing, nutty and delicious edamame AND make your garden better in the process. It’s a win-win situation.
I'm Wendy Kiang-Spray, gardener, home cook, and author of The Chinese Kitchen Garden. Learn more about the book here. Enjoy the blog and be sure to like The Chinese Kitchen Garden Facebook page for notifications when there are new posts.