We have had frost several nights lately. The freeze warnings are getting closer. I took a gamble. In everything I've read it talks about how the cotton plants dry before the pods pop open. We have had a fairly wet summer this year. Not a ton of rain but frequent.
Cotton plants hung to dry
When I pulled the plants out of the ground, it was still plenty moist. I decided to pull the plants before they froze and dry them in the warm basement. Maybe they will continue the maturation process.
Cotton plant roots
BUT! What I noticed when I pulled the plants out of the ground was that the roots have amazing character! The stem and roots are a wood texture. I am hoping that they dry hard. Then we can trim them and use them for open air plants. That would be so cool!
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. :^)