So, with the recent trampling of a few branches of the cotton plant, I decided to pull off a green boll & take a peek inside.
It is uncannily similar to a citrus fruit with its sections & wedges (cool). Since the cotton was still growing, it was tacky/sticky but when pulled apart, you can see it’s fibrous.
As for the plant, I left the broken branches attached by the small amount of stem. Good/Bad idea? I don’t know, but that’s how it is right now. It’s still flowering & creating new bolls. I wonder if I should pinch those off, being so late in the season? Doesn’t seem like they will have a chance to mature (like all the green tomatoes we currently have).
So, that’s this week’s update from the cotton plant-ation (ha!)