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. :^)
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)