A quick series of images to show the process of transforming a cotton boll into a puni ready to spin.
first published on my old blog Trampled by Geese in 2015
Leave a comment if you want me to make a video or more in-depth tutorial on working with cotton.
We have two little greenhouses; old cracked glass things just tall enough to have to stoop and a footprint of 8 foot by 10. They are cute as buttons and really, for the amount of hot stuff we eat, it should be enough.
Some years I plant my seedlings in the soil, and they grow like stink. Other years, like this year, I do everything right - I amend the soil with various manner, let the chickens in over winter to eat all the bugs, do all the thing - and everything fails. This year's peppers were planted with care after the last risk of frost, on a cloudy day. The next day the sun came out and scorched the poor little seedlings. The day after, it was nearly frost.
But that's the way our weather goes - hot during the day, cold during the night. And these tropical plants (mostly hot peppers) don't seem to thrive in these conditions.
Some years it works, but this year, it's been a dismal failure!
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