This is not a blueprint for a new cottage industry but rather a way of showing kids where cotton comes from and how to transform the harvest into a basic yarn. And since the cotton plant is attractive in its own right, this would be a worthwhile experiment for any gardener interested in growing something new. The instructions are contained in an article by Christina Kamp which I found on the Hometalk website.
Growing cotton is a fun way to learn or teach kids where fiber comes from. It’s amazing to see the little cotton balls growing on the plant and so cool to see the process of making it into something. The cotton plants themselves are gorgeous too.
I started by ordering seeds to grow with the kids.
I was surprised to see how the seeds looked when we opened them. They are pretty big, so they are easy for kids to handle.The little seeds sprouted and grew quickly. To see how to plant them, check out the blog post listed below.The beautiful plants love the heat and grow well in warmer climates. They have a fairly long growing season.