Eldon Dore wrote: The three plants that I managed to get growing were quite yellow and dry while I had them inside before I was able to move them outside, but once I got them moved outside and into larger growing conditions they did come back and grew quite well, so I'm not sure if they had the same problems, but it did sound a little similar. My plants definitely responded very well to having a little bit more space to grow.
On other fronts, I did manage to grow a few bolls that opened and gave me some usable cotton, however I don't think they were quite mature enough. The seeds have a very low germination rate, and they seem to have trouble getting out of the soil. I've got a few started, when I know for sure that they are going to make it I will take some pictures and try to post them here.
Fingers crossed that I will be able to get a second generation out of them. I'm growing a few other varieties that I purchased from a few different places, so maybe I can get working on trying to breed my own variety of Canada adapted cotton.
r ranson wrote:
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:I am sorry, but my tiny cotton plants all died. Maybe I had to wait until spring before sewing the seeds
what symptoms did they have?
The same here Stacy. What we call 'winter' is more rain, sometimes wet snow, but not a time to use the clothesline outdoors. That's why I have a clothesline indoors too (in the storage room).
Stacy Witscher wrote:My big problem is that it isn't that cold here. Winter days are usually above freezing, and about half are overcast and/or raining. We dry in front of the woodstove, but the woodstove overheats the house. It is bothersome.