This is how my front porch, aka my “pot station,” looked on August 4th.

Potted Vegetables on Front Porch, August

Potted Vegetables on Front Porch, August

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.

Potted Plants on Porch, September by Kaye Kittrell

Freshly Planted Pots, September 23, 2012

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.

New Avocado Seedling by Kaye Kittrell

New Avocado Seedling

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.

Parsley Planted Pot

Parsley Planted Pot Using Farmer Jack’s Lettuce Method

Germination of parsley is aided by darkness, so I obliged with Farmer Jack’s method for planting lettuce.

Carrots Growing in a Pot

Carrots Growing in a Pot

These carrots I planted on August 11. I thinned them two weeks ago, and they are growing heartily.

Carrots Sprouting

Three Week-Old Carrot Sprouts

I planted more carrots in a second pot on the first of September. I planted Arugula seeds in this pot the same day.

Arugula Sprouting

Three Week-Old Arugula Sprouts

I drilled holes in these two pots and planted some succulent cuttings. I won’t say where I got them. 🙂

Potted Succulents

Potted Succulents

Succulents in Oval Pot

Succulents in Oval Pot

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.

Orange Sun Bell Pepper - Capsicum annum

Orange Sun Bell Pepper – Capsicum annum

What seemed perfection, at first, revealed upon closer inspection to be hosting this invader.

Orange Sun Bell Pepper with Cabbage Worm

Cabbage Worm on Orange Sun Bell Pepper – Capsicum annum

As I was sweeping up, I spotted these two pineapple guavas on the ground having fallen from the tree. Amazingly, they were perfect.

Pineapple Guavas

Pineapple Guavas

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.

Pineapple Guava ,Inside

Inside of Pineapple Guava

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