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The PITA method of container gardening.

Posted Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 3:07 PM

I can barely remember the old days when planting or potting a plant in a container was a once a season or at least once a year event. With the use of good potting soil that has a mix of peat moss, soil, maybe some perlite and other organic material your efforts should last quite a while but not with the PITA method.

The PITA method believes each pot should be emptied, chewed, the soil and plant scattered at LEAST two but probably more times. Sometimes as frequently as twice a month! When possible it is best to scatter the ingredients on the greenhouse floor as well as outside for more aeration.

If you enjoy potting and planting your pleasure is magnified with the addition of the PITA method. If you should want to try it, I might be able to let go of our PITA for you.;-)


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You have a PITA I have a ZOEY, I was cleaning out a flower bed the other day and moved some plants. Went into the house for a few minutes and came out to find my newly planted plants dug up and scattered around the back yard. Luckily I was able to save them.

I learned last year not to let her see me planting bulbs, she must have thought they were balls and fair game for the taking.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Sun, Mar 6, 2011, at 3:54 PM

I guess it is hard for then to understand why we can dig in the soft dirt, yet they get in trouble for it.

I thought sure PITA would rip and tear some plastic I put down to smother weeds, but so far she has done nothing more than walk on it. Could she be getting better?

Nah, she just has not found out how much fun she can have pulling that plastic all around the yard.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 6, 2011, at 8:46 PM

Could there be a book in Pita's future? She sure does have a lot of entertaining stories, that most every dog lover would get a giggle reading.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Sun, Mar 6, 2011, at 10:06 PM

My youngest cat has always had trouble with the phrase flower BEDS.

She seems to have taken that to mean that all flora need to be transplanted to our pillows or under the covers.

This includes seedlings,potted trees and anything else that can be uprooted intact by a three pound

gardening "gatita".

Our other gals ignore plants except for grass,cat mints,tc.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 11:58 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.