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How to Grow Cotton

Grow Cotton Indoors

If you live in an area that does not have a warm climate year-round, or you happen to lack the property that can accommodate an outside garden, you can hone your planting skills indoors, and still reap the benefits of your green thumb. Cotton plants can be grown indoors, and do not require much more than a watering once they begin to mature. Fill several 4-inch round pots with fertilized soil. Regular potting soil mixed with a small amount of plant fertilizer will work fine. Water the seeds regularly, and place the pots in a sunny area of your home. Once the seedlings have begun to grow, leave the healthiest looking seedling to grow in each pot and pluck out the rest. You can either discard the remaining seedlings or replant each in its own 4-inch pot and see if they will take. Continue to care for your seedlings in their original pots until they begin to outgrow them. A 12-inch pot should be suitable.

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