Steve Thorn wrote:..... I've seen a lot of people around here growing aloe inside recently, looks worth trying!
Beth Wilder wrote:I looked but didn't find a thread just on growing cotton. Is there one now that I missed? I live in/near one of cotton's homelands and this year would like to try growing Sacaton Aboriginal Cotton (developed by the Pimans for food and fiber, related to Hopi cotton) and Davis Green (a cross between Pima cotton and a Louisiana green cotton, said to produce a longer fiber than most green cottons). I love working with color grown cotton especially. I'm going to try seeding them "when the mesquite begin to leaf out" as the Pimans reportedly did. They haven't leafed out quite yet. A couple years ago I grew some Sacaton at about the same elevation as here (abt 4,300 ft.) but nearly 4 degrees latitude north. It didn't produce copiously there, but it did produce. Embarrassingly, I haven't processed those bolls yet. I'm hoping for higher yields down here, and I'd just add those few bolls in. I'd love to talk more with folks about the vagaries of growing and processing cotton on a small scale if there's interested. Thanks in case!
Nicole Alderman wrote:You've made it to 45 days/posta! WOOT WOOT! You're halfway to getting a dragon and fairy/elf/miniature person from me via the Biological Reverse Kickstarter
Did you already get the rewards for "Any Boot to post a pic a day for 30 days"?