Growing Cotton?

Chicago Suburbs, IL(Zone 5b)

I started some cotton seeds and they have germinated but I cant find much info about growing cotton in a garden and I was wondering if anyone had some basic tips? I would also like to know how big a G. hirsuta gets on average? The plants I got the seed from were not that large but they were grown in 1 gal containers and I did not think to ask if they had been cut back through the growing season.

I live in IL and I am outside of the weevil eradication zone so it is legal for me to grow cotton.

Thayer, MO(Zone 6a)

To raise cotton, all you need is full sun and heat!! Normal water and don't over-fertilize. In zone 5, you may not see mature cotton til Sept-Oct.

Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

Okra, cotton, hollyhocks, mallow, and hibiscus are all in the same family. If you have grown some of these, the growing conditions should be about the same. Luciee {;^)

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