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Blog Pages:

Home – displays series of articles. This focuses on how to grow vegetables, fruits and herbs. The topics include;

  1.      Vegetables
  2.      Fruits
  3.      Herbs
  4.      Insects and other creepy crawlies
  5.      Diseases, disorders & pests
  6.      How to raise chickens: The C Files
  7.      Economic Vegetable Gardening
  8.      Solar Power & Off-grid Living

Here is the score chart I use for the ‘How to Grow’ profiles;

Score Chart, Vegetable, Profiles, Fruit, Herb, Ease of raising, Water, Sun, Training, Fertilizing, Feeding, Harvest time, Frost Hardiness


About – A quick summary of where I am, what I do and what this blog is about.

Support Page – Links to Zazzle online shop where I get a referral on purchases


I am migrating content from my old blog @ Blogger – Links to the posts below will be up as soon as the content has been moved to Whisker Flowers. So this section can be seen as a “Coming Soon to Whisker Flowers!


Article Series: Profiles & articles

Important Gardening Information for Beginners and Master Gardeners

  • Pest Control – Photos of prominent pests or diseases of the vegetable garden and environmentally friendly recipes for the control of these pests and diseases
  • Edibles – Botanical definitions of fruits and vegetables
  • Composting – Nutrition values for certain composting food additions and kitchen food as compost
  • Garden Guidelines – Guidelines that apply to all vegetable and fruits all year round
  • Garden Helpers – Overview of the animal kingdom and where each of the animals found in the garden fit and how they help to maintain your vegetable garden
  • Soil – Information on soil profiles around the world and which are preferable for agriculture and vegetable gardens
  • Watering – Hints and Tips on water collection and storage
  • Wormery – The low down on keeping earthworms for compost production


1) Vegetables

  • Radish
  • Common (Green) Bean
  • Onion
  • Pea
  • Winter Leafy Veg
  • Sweet Potato
  • Vegetable garden Myths &Truths
  • Potato
  • Beetroot
  • Carrot


2) Fruits


3) Herbs

  • Curry tree
  • Bay Laurel
  • Lemon Grass
  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Comfrey
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Basil


4) Garden Critters (Biological Control)

  • Butterflies
  • Lacewings
  • Spiders
  • Ladybeetles
  • Flies
  • Wasps
  • Praying Mantis
  • King Crickets AKA Parktown Prawns
  • Amphibians


5) Pests

  • Aphids
  • Fruit Fly
  • Scale Insects
  • Caterpillars
  • Eggplant Rust
  • Pesticide Resistance: Mechanisms & Prevention
  • Leafhoppers


6) The C Files: How to raise chickens

  • Egg production
  • Layers & Nesting
  • Housing and Coops
  • Reasons for Keeping Chickens
  • Feed & Water
  • South African Native Chicken Breeds: SISTAS IN DA COOP


7) Solar Power in South Africa


Other articles: Quick infomative titbits (In Order New-Older)

Sustainable, Productive & Economical Vegetable Gardening



  • Sci-fi Beehives: Smartphones & Hives on Tap



  • Belenois aurota: The Little White Butterfly
  • Insectary: Beneficial Insects and the Garden Security Force
  • House Wasp: Beneficial Insect Homes


Animals & WildLife

  • Friends of Free Wildlife: The New FreeMe
  • Something Special: Sunbirds & Spiderwebs
  • Bushveld Safari: In the Backyard
  • Bird deterrent: DIY Bird Deterrent
  • Dangers of Snail Bait: Please don’t use Snail Bait
  • Wild & Lawn Mushrooms


Recipes & Preserving Methods

  • Glut and Famine: How to deal with Excess and Lean Months



Vegetable Gardening


Compost & Bio-fertilisation

  • Kitchen scraps: How to use around in house & garden
  • Biofertilisers: Living Mulches & Edible Legumes
  • Soil Care : Instant Compost
  • Green Manures: Cover Crops & Chicken Green Forage


Weather & Seasons