Soy bean can be sown in April indoors, being transplanted outdoors when the last frosts take place. Seeds may be planted in cultivated or tilled land from May-June. It is a plant that craves for heat and does not need a lot of water. Harvesting takes place at the end of the summer. The seeds are left to dry for longer storage.
As with many vegetables, soy bean can be affected by pests such as soy bean cyst nematode, an insect that deteriorates the roots and leaves. Subsequently this pest causes a slower growth of the plant, which can even lead to the death of the latter. Soya bean is a vegetable but also a seed.