August 15, 2018

Cotton Plantation Update #3

The seedlings needed more space, and I ran out of pots. I shopped, but none are available now, so empty milk jugs will have to do. I found the roots to be fragile when I transplanted them, so I hope they survive. I don’t know where I’ll put them when they need to come indoors. I have never paid this much attention to growing any plant in my life!!

Next post: promised eco printing tutorial.


10 comments:

Barbara said...

I’m able to post a comment, so I’m posting this for Elizabeth of “Altered Book Lover (in my sidebar” who had a problem and sent an email. I don’t know what’s up with that, but it happens on my blog from time to time. I’ve tried everything to fix it, and now am in wait and see mode. C’est cera, sera...

“Hi Barbara, Once again, I'm unable to leave comments on your blog post about the cotton plants. Laughed at your response that you had "never paid this much attention to any plant" in your life.

I am really looking forward to your eco-print tutorial.
Hugs,
E”

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Good grief, Barbara. NOW it works and I'm the first to comment. You DO have a gremlin glitch, but at least for the time being, it seems to be fixed.

It's too bad you don't have cartons of milk that are made of paper (and wax). You can cut holes in the bottom of those and plant them directly in the ground in the spring. They will bio-degrade over time and your plants will have a chance to develop strong roots.

STILL laughing at your response that you had "never paid this much attention to any plant" in your life. That was me and lavender. I bought FIVE different lavender plants (so many varieties, so little time) and only ONE survived the winter.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Guess I WASN'T the first to comment.

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh! They look GREAT Barbara!!! How cool is that?! Maybe next year you'll have to plant them earlier? Hugs! deb

kathyinozarks said...

Your cotton plants a doing great!! our wal mart still has the bigger pots for planting
happy wednesday!

My name is Erika. said...

they are getting big. before you know it you'll have really big plants. I don't know how tall cotton plants get but I picture them being pretty big. Hopefully my views are not what they really do. Hugs-Erika

Gene Black said...

Be prepared - Cotton typically grows to roughly waist height. Living in Alabama, I have seen plenty of it in the fields. Of course that may grow higher than it will in a pot. I have no idea about how "repotting" might affect it since it is usually sown directly into the field.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have never seen a cotton plant. You DO have a plantation of sorts growing there. Cool!
xx, Carol

Debra said...

They look very healthy, so you must be caring for them the right way!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your cotton plants are doing so well! That's a great idea to recycle the milk bottles, I'll have to remember that 😉. Enjoy the rest of your week! J 😊 x