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Dale Hodgins
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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.
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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