Articles by Shelby DeVore

Shelby DeVore, a distinguished gardening expert and founder of Garden Farm Thrive, offers a rich tapestry of knowledge in sustainable gardening. Her journey began with a B.S. in Animal and Dairy Science from Mississippi State University, further enriched by teaching high school agriculture and leading the local FFA chapter. Pursuing an M.S. in Agriculture, Shelby expanded her influence by teaching college agriculture classes, intertwining her academic background with multigenerational homesteading experience.

This unique blend of practical expertise and formal education makes Shelby a reliable guide in the areas of innovative gardening techniques and sustainable practices. Her work, deeply rooted in a commitment to eco-conscious gardening and fostering connections with nature, is essential for anyone aspiring to cultivate a thriving garden.

Shelby’s passion and knowledge equip gardeners at any level to explore sustainable gardening, blending traditional wisdom with modern insights for a fulfilling gardening journey.
The Ultimate Guide to Companion Planting Vegetables
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The Ultimate Guide to Companion Planting Vegetables

All about companion planting dos and don'ts.

Flower Planting Guide & Growing Tips
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Flower Planting Guide & Growing Tips

Secrets to a stunning flower garden with tips on species selection, planting techniques, and care for vibrant blooms.

Vegetable Planting Guide & Growing Tips
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Vegetable Planting Guide & Growing Tips

Discover key strategies for a productive vegetable garden with our planting guide and care tips. Ideal for gardeners at all levels.

Winter Holidays Are for the Birds!
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Winter Holidays Are for the Birds!

Feed the birds this winter, create a bird tree.

How to Increase Tomato Yield: 6 Tips and Tricks
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How to Increase Tomato Yield: 6 Tips and Tricks

Park Seed Company, seed suppliers to millions of home gardeners, offers tips and tricks for increasing tomato yield in the home garden.

How to Compost: What to Use and What Not to Use
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How to Compost: What to Use and What Not to Use

Compost will add much needed nutrients to your soil from table scraps and organic waste from around the home that you would have tossed into the trash. 

How to Grow Asparagus From Seed
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How to Grow Asparagus From Seed

Asparagus is a favorite spring vegetable. Learn how to start the seeds and prepare the garden for plants that will produce for 25 years or more.

How to Grow a Year's Worth of Food
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How to Grow a Year's Worth of Food

It is possible to grow a year’s worth of food at home. It is a great way to make sure that your family always has fresh, nutritious food at home.

How to Grow Food Fast
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How to Grow Food Fast

There are many fast-growing vegetable plants that you can harvest quickly. Many of these fast-growing vegetable plants can be grown in smaller container.

A Guide to Growing Potatoes
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A Guide to Growing Potatoes

Potatoes are a generous, easy to grow crop for your home vegetable garden.  Experts suggest certified, virus indexed seed potatoes like those from Park Seed.

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