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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Final Cotton Update 2011

OK, I give in, the cotton ran out of sunshine this year.  It got quite a long way, but in the end just didn't happen.  The seeds didn't go in until the last week of  June and germinated 5 days later in early July, so it's hardly surprising really.  Two of the plants are still alive and well, mainly because they're protected by glass cloches, but without lots of sunny heat there's not much chance of them progressing any further.

This morning, being of the grossly impatient type, I cut off one of the seed pods (not the oldest and largest) to see what was going on inside.  It obviously had quite a lot of growing still to do, although the seeds were starting to form.


Obviously not fluffy cotton wool, but still quite fibrous.

Oh well, I've still got some seeds left for next year, so we'll see what 2012 brings.

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