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Switching Dog Food? Ease Into It

Switching Dog Food? Ease Into It

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article Switching Dog Food? Ease Into It By Marissa The New Year is here and many things are changing, and maybe you’ve found a need to switch dog food for your cherished furry friend, whether it’s price, or ingredients, or...

Raise Your Own Worms – Vermicomposting

Raise Your Own Worms – Vermicomposting

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article Raise Your Own Worms – Vermicomposting By Marissa In the Diggin’ Earthworms article, we learned about worms and what their presence means for your garden and the soil in general. I mentioned that you can raise...

Diggin’ Earthworms

Diggin’ Earthworms

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article Diggin’ Earthworms By Marissa It’s raining, and you step out onto the porch to look at the garden getting a drink from the sky. In the dirt you find little worms popping up out of the soil! And there’s tons of...

Garden Basics: Florida Strawberries

Garden Basics: Florida Strawberries

Back to Marissa's Blog Previous Blog Article 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...

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....

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.