My well-meaning father sent me this tweet the other day: Funny enough, he doesn’t remember having brown or green cotton plants in his own backyard… That’s what really ticked me off about this. We’ve had colored strains of cotton for ages, thanks to the indigenous folks in South America. They had a multitude of colors […]Read More A Cotton Rant
You might recall my cotton growing escapades from last year, I was really excited about it! Well, this terrible winter came in and destroyed all of my cotton plants before they finished producing. I only got about half an ounce. So the trick would be to get them in the ground earlier so they’re producing […]Read More And the Cotton is Planted
We returned from Branson to quite a lovely sight: Dad was able to harvest some of my cotton while we were away! These are just the first four bolls, there’s (hopefully) a lot more on the way. I thought it would be best to gin it (or remove the seeds) as we harvested it, for […]Read More Gin the Cotton
Just a short one today, I wanted to give a little update on my cotton growing escapades: my cotton plants are blooming! I have never seen cotton flowers before, they’re really pretty: Looking forward to the bolls!Read More And the Cotton has Blooms!
Late this last spring, I woke up one day a decided I wanted to grow cotton in my backyard. This is a bit ridiculous for a few reasons: I have little to no experience spinning cotton I have absolutely no experience spinning from a boll (cotton as it comes off of the plant) I have […]Read More And the Cotton is High