• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Jay
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • James Freyr
  • Mike Barkley
gardeners:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Greg Martin
  • Pearl Sutton

Victoria British Columbia. Meet and greet with member from New Brunswick  RSS feed

 
gardener
Posts: 7854
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
566
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Attention, members from the Victoria British Columbia area. We have a visitor from New Brunswick.

S Usvy is a member of The Forum and will be visiting for the next few days. I'm hoping to set up a meet up at a coffee shop or bakery. Sunday night at 7 p.m. works for her. The Spiral Cafe in Vic West works if we get just a few people. If we get 600, we'll rent the convention center.

Message here, if you'd like to attend or you can call me at 250-588-3366.
 
gardener
Posts: 1504
Location: Virginia (zone 7)
347
books dog fish food preservation forest garden hugelkultur hunting solar trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Dale, I think this kind of meet and greet is an excellent idea. If only I was closer so I could attend. I wish you luck and a huge turnout. Good luck!

(S Usvy - Hope your pawpaws are healthy and flourishing. I have a couple of cranberries that are trying in spite of my black thumb.)
 
Dale Hodgins
gardener
Posts: 7854
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
566
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Bumping this to the top. We're hoping to do it tomorrow night. So, it doesn't look like it's going to be the convention center.
 
Posts: 86
Location: South NB
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Karen - all my pawpaws died same thing that happened to the ones I got from the pawpaw project - they looked great, then the leaves got black spots on them and died back, then the whole seedlings died. I think it was a combination of a fungus gnat infestation (hate those things) and maybe a virus. Really sucks, I was so excited for them.
Glad to hear you got some of the cranberries going! That's great!

For anyone else who might be on here - I'm visiting from New Brunswick for a couple more days. I live in an off-grid solar house and love gardening, although it's been a struggle with our wet, heavy clay (and battalions of slugs). Was hoping to connect with people on the West coast while I'm here
 
Dale Hodgins
gardener
Posts: 7854
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
566
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The University of British Columbia has a breeding program for paw paw.

I'm from St. Catharines Ontario, which just happens to be the very Northern extreme of the paw paw's natural range. This is on the south shore of Lake Ontario, a soft fruit growing area.

Here in coastal British Columbia, winter conditions are much warmer than in St. Catharines. There are some people growing them now, and others who are waiting for the improved cultivars from the University.

Figs and Russian pomegranates are also grown on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands.

With by far the most forgiving natural environment for fruit and vegetables in the country, this island produces about  25% of the fruit and vegetables consumed here. It's all about economics and not the growing conditions.
 
Get me the mayor's office! I need to tell her about this tiny ad:
The Better World Book Kickstarter (April 2019)
https://permies.com/w/bwb
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!