Tips On How To Grow Your Own Cotton
Yes, it is possible to grow your own cotton and this page intends
to give you some tips on cotton growing.
Preparing the Soil for
Cotton seeds are to be planted in a weakly alkaline soil. Therefore,
one (1) week before planting, it is strongly recommended to add
cement to the soil. It is also better to plant the cotton seeds
in a large container since roots tend to grow very long (see
Planting season is from mid April until the beginning of May
(or when the average temperature is around 15 degrees Celsius).
The seeds should soak in water during one night before being
planted. Note that the seeds should not be planted very deep;
there should be just enough soil to cover the seeds completely.
The plant should than be placed in a very sunny spot. Water everyday
and make sure that the soil is wet at all time; you should never
let it dry.
During the first month, it is mainly the roots that will grow
while the stem will remain quite small. If you wish to transplant,
make sure you do it within 2 weeks of the apparition of the stem.
Finally, it should take about 100 days before you can see the
white cotton fiber bloom.