Friday, July 21, 2017

Fenton Friday: Cotton Squares

I did some reading up on growing Cotton today and found out that the flower buds are called "squares." That was a new term to me. Then after flowering, the seed pods are called "bolls." As the seeds develop, the cotton fiber grows and then the pods burst open to form that classic cotton ball of white fluff. I cannot wait! On my 3 Red Cotton plants, I have about 30-45 bolls forming -- enough to make, well, not much. No matter, as I have no plans to transform them to woven cloth anyway. I want to use them in dried flower arrangements.

In the rest of the plot, the continuing heat wave is making the Peppers and Melons very happy. The rest of the veggies are putting on serious growth. The 'Red Currant' Tomatoes are flowering away and are starting to form fruits as well, which surprises me, as I had always heard tomatoes stop producing in the heat.

How is your edible garden growing this week?

About Fenton Friday: 
Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 6th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.)

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