Cotton 101: Saw My First Cotton Plants for the 2012 Season

One of the things I really got used to the last several years is seeing cotton seed and plants throughout the season. Its amazing how much I miss it when I live somewhere else. I’ve lived other places before and was able to keep up on the crop and with social media, I have lots of people willing to help me stay up-to-date on the crop in various areas, but its not the same. So when I was back in Memphis recently, I decided to take the backroads for a while rather than popping on the Interstate and making a bee-line out of town. I didn’t see many cotton fields on this trip, but once I was able to row a field (that means see rows of plants from the highway), I turned in and decided to take some photos and soak up a little of my favorite fiber!

cotton plants just shedding the seed coat

cotton plants cotelydon stage

rowing a cotton field

cotton plant just after emergence

Seeing cotton makes me think and talk so I popped Cinch up on the phone and recorded this podcast on the excitement this time of year brings as well as some thoughts on what you could see driving through farming communities in the Cotton Belt this time of year and how you can identify the various crops grown there! I hope you enjoy it!

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About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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