This is how my front porch, aka my “pot station,” looked on August 4th.
By yesterday, there wasn’t much left of all this. So, I dumped most of it and started over. Here’s what it looked like after about a nine hour day yesterday.
The long box has spinach seed, as well as the round grey pot, two varieties. The white pot has baby kale (that pot won’t hold much). The round terra cotta pot has cilantro.
I planted the avocado I sprouted in this pot, even though I was advised that because I grew it from a pit, it might not bear fruit.
Germination of parsley is aided by darkness, so I obliged with Farmer Jack’s method for planting lettuce.
These carrots I planted on August 11. I thinned them two weeks ago, and they are growing heartily.
I planted more carrots in a second pot on the first of September. I planted Arugula seeds in this pot the same day.
I drilled holes in these two pots and planted some succulent cuttings. I won’t say where I got them.
The lower one is a salvaged bit from a dried out Japanese herb. At the end of the day, I discovered my orange pepper was finally orange.
What seemed perfection, at first, revealed upon closer inspection to be hosting this invader.
As I was sweeping up, I spotted these two pineapple guavas on the ground having fallen from the tree. Amazingly, they were perfect.
They usually don’t get this big, before squirrels take a bite out of them. I never see one that is intact. My neighbor, C.L., told me they are expensive to buy in the store, and that I should cut them in half (even though they were on the hard side), and scoop out the insides. So, that’s what I did, today.
To my amazement, it was tender, and juicy and unlike any taste I have experienced. Yesterday was a long, tiring day, but I absolutely loved getting my hands in the dirt. Thanks for stopping by. – Kaye