When do I pick my soybeans and what do I do with them?
So I was messing around with sprouting soybeans a few months ago, and I decided to put some of them in dirt and try growing some plants.
Well, now I've got about 5 little soybean plants growing in one pot, and they're making bean pods now. My question is when do I pick the pods off? Some of the pods have turned black, but most of them are still green and fattening up. So should I wait till they turn black to pick them? Or just pick them when they're fat enough?
Now my second question is, what do I do with them after they're off the plant? I need to de-pod them, but how do I go about doing that? Do I need to boil them first and then de-pod them or what?
Sorry if these questions seem dumb, they probably are, but I've never grown anything before. I've tried searching for the answers to these questions and I keep coming up with Edamama info. Those sound like they're supposed to be large pod soy beans, these I'm growing are just regular ones.
Anyways, any help would be appreciated.