Cotton Series: Resources and Summary

As I sat down to gather resources, do research, and write up the second half of the posts for this series I realized that what I wanted to say had already been said, much better than I can say it, by many many others. So, instead of rehashing what others had written about cotton physiology …

Continue reading Cotton Series: Resources and Summary

Cotton Series: Removing the Seeds

Last week we talked about harvesting and sorting through your cotton to remove the hulls and large vegetable matter; it's now time to remove the seeds.* There are two ways that I will remove seeds from cotton and they are as follows: *It is worth mentioning that for some cotton varieties it is entirely possible …

Continue reading Cotton Series: Removing the Seeds

Cotton Series: Harvesting and Sorting

So, you’re growing cotton. You either started it from seed or bought plants, put them in the ground (or in a pot) and nurtured them through the growing season. You’ve been rewarded for your efforts by the plants producing bolls… Now what? Harvesting Cotton Your cotton will be ready to harvest when the bolls have …

Continue reading Cotton Series: Harvesting and Sorting

Herb of the Month: Oregano (Origanum spp.)

  Oregano Growing and Care Size: Oreganos can grow to be 12-24 in (30-60 cm) tall and 12-18 in (30-45cm) wide. Water Requirements: Sparse watering is ideal, as is good drainage. Soil Requirements: Origanum plants can tolerate a wide variety of soils but prefer well-drained rocky soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Light Requirements: Being grown in full …

Continue reading Herb of the Month: Oregano (Origanum spp.)

Herb of the Month: Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

  Growing Information Size: Thyme typically grows to be 6 – 15 in (15 – 38 cm) tall and 18 – 24 in (45 – 60 cm) wide, although this can vary among varieties. Water Requirements: Water thyme regularly allowing soil to dry between waterings. Soil Requirements: Soil used to grow thyme should be well drained with a neutral (7.0) pH. …

Continue reading Herb of the Month: Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Herb of the Month: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

  Growing Information Size: 12 – 72 in (30 – 183 cm) tall and 12 – 24 in (30 – 60 cm) wide. Water Requirements: Rosemary will do the best when the soil is kept slightly wet. Soil Requirements: Prefers well-drained soil that is sandy or gravely and has a pH between 6 and 7. Light Requirements: Rosemary likes …

Continue reading Herb of the Month: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)