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Preparing for Your Florida Fall Garden

Preparing for Your Florida Fall Garden

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article Preparing for Your Florida Fall Garden By Marissa Florida, as you might imagine, is a mecca for gardening. We have amazing weather for all kinds of plants – and pests too. Most of Tampa Bay falls in the 9a, 9b,...

Great Summer Drinks with Fresh Garden Herbs

Great Summer Drinks with Fresh Garden Herbs

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article Great Summer Drinks with Fresh Garden Herbs By Marissa Summer is winding down, and it’s scorching hot and sticky humid outside. It’s time to get serious about relaxing and chilling with friends and have a cookout while...

Herbs & BBQ: Fresh Herbs for Your Cookout

Herbs & BBQ: Fresh Herbs for Your Cookout

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article Herbs & BBQ: Fresh Herbs for Your Cookout By Marissa We all know and love summer by its other name – Grilling Season. The days are long, and the 4th of July has us in a cookout and BBQ mood. We know that...

The Solarizing Solution: 4 Steps to Freedom

The Solarizing Solution: 4 Steps to Freedom

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article The Solarizing Solution: 4 Steps to Freedom By Marissa Would you believe me if I told you that there is a way to kill off pesky weeds and diseases from your garden? Would you believe me if I told you that all you need...

Repelling Mosquitoes, Naturally

Repelling Mosquitoes, Naturally

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article Repelling Mosquitoes, Naturally By Marissa There is a lot of information out there about repelling mosquitoes and other biting flies. Commercially, using a low concentration of DEET is the widely-accepted standard. But...

4 Steps to Eliminate Fleas For Good

4 Steps to Eliminate Fleas For Good

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article 4 Steps for Eliminating Fleas For Good By Marissa You’ve seen ads for flea products all over the place, I’m sure. Most of them are just for your pets. The most important aspect of flea control is probably keeping your...

About Marissa – Writer for Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply Blog

I’m an over-educated, passionate, gardening and pet enthusiast, and I have found the perfect job! My writing is based on my studies in Biology and Health, and my experiences from gardening with my family as a child. 

The great thing about gardening is that it is a life-long learning process. The many blunders and successes of my own gardening projects over the years have been invaluable to me.  The late, great, J.C. Raulston once said, “If you’re not killing plants, you’re not stretching yourself as a gardener.” Learn by doing, gain knowledge from the failures, but more importantly, relish the successes, (because they’re delicious!)  Thanks for reading!

Special thank you to Abby’s Farms, where the photo (above) was taken. Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply sponsors the chickens and chicken coops there. Visit their website here.