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Monday, June 29, 2015

Cotton update

I am learning a lot about cotton this summer.  One interesting fact is that cotton is naturally a perennial even though it is grown in the US as an annual in order to keep the bugs under control.
Cotton plant 79 days
An important thing to look for are the tiny growth that appears in the crooks of the branches. When those appear,  the cotton has reached the next stage.  I started my cotton inside.  It is unusual to grow cotton in Minnesota.  Our cooler temperatures have the cotton growing slower.
Close up of cotton plant
My cotton is about two weeks behind.  It will be interesting to see if it catches up. It was supposed to be blooming last week and it is only at the "true leaf" stage.  I enjoy learning new things!  It is so fascinating.  :^)

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