The Great 2008 Loquat (& Passion Fruit) Planting!

On the windowsill in the kitchen I’ve been keeping one ripening passion fruit pulled from the side of the Ballona Creek Bikeway and a bowl full of loquat seeds from the fruits I’ve eaten off the portion of the neighbor’s tree that hangs in our yard and wondering what the hell was I going to do with them

This weekend I figured it out and this morning prior to a Costco run Susan and I visited the Armstrong Garden Center in Glendale to pick up some biodegradable pots, which you can see assembled above and filled with potting soil. I then proceeded to plant two or three loquat seeds into 23 of the pots and into the last one went some scooped-out gelatinous passion fruit seed that got covered up with dirt. Then I positioned them on a tray to catch the drainage and put it on a table in the backyard that gets good sun in the morning and afternoon, where I watered the bunch of ’em.

Small Flickr photoset here.

Now what? Well, now we wait to see if there’ll be any actual growth.

And then what after that? Well, I haven’t decided yet whether I’m going to set up a street corner stand and give the seedlings away to anyone willing to take and plant them or whether I’m going to go on a covert guerilla planting mission (or missions) and put them in the ground around the community myself.

Rest assured you’ll be kept posted.

P.S. I still have about half of the loquat seeds left so if anyone wants some just let me know and we’ll figure out a way to get them to you.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."