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Garden Basics: Florida Strawberries

Garden Basics: Florida Strawberries

Garden Basics: Florida Strawberries By Marissa One of my favorite plants for fall here in Florida is strawberries. The tasty berries are worth the labor of love that it is to grow strawberry plants here. What are Strawberries? Even though strawberries themselves are...

Backyard Chickens? Oh YES!

Backyard Chickens? Oh YES!

In August of 2013, the City of Tampa, Florida enacted what I refer to as the “Backyard Chickens Act” and city chicken lovers did a happy dance. This law changed the classification of chickens from “livestock” to “pets” and that...

Protect the Pollinators

Protect the Pollinators

***MESSAGE FROM SHELL’S FEED MANAGEMENT: In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma we hope you are cleaning up, rebuilding, and moving forward. We will get through this as a community.  There is nothing we cannot accomplish when we work together.  #TampaStrong...

Deciphering Our Organic World, Part 2

Deciphering Our Organic World, Part 2

As promised, in Part 2 of this article we will be discussing what hybrid, heirloom, GMO, and open-pollination really mean. Heirloom When gardeners think of Heirlooms, we automatically think of tomatoes.  Being the most popular heirloom crop, it is understandable....

Deciphering Our Organic World, Part 1

Deciphering Our Organic World, Part 1

There are so many terms thrown around in gardening and food.  “Organic” and “GMO” are two of the major ones. There are others that I will highlight as well.  I want to take a moment and clarify what these terms mean so that you can make...

The Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply Blog!

The Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply Blog!

Hello! We are starting a blog here at Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply to talk about what’s going on in our world of pets, gardening, organic growing, urban agriculture, chickens, rabbits, and more! I’m Marissa, I’ll be your garden writer,...

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

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!