Hi i’m tricia, an organic gardener i grow organically for a healthy and safe food supply, for a clean and sustainable environment, for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Goji berries or wolf berries as they’re sometimes called are loaded with antioxidants.
They also have high concentrations of vitamin B, C and amino acids. The great thing is you can grow them at home Goji berries are native to china and our hardy in zones 3 through 10. The plants are drought tolerant, their container adaptable and allaround easy.
To grow. They’re relatives of the tomatoes and eggplants and they have cute little purple flowers and bright orange and red berries. Goji berries need full sun but they will tolerate part shade and they need a pH between six point eight and eight point one. If your pH is lower than that you can add some lime like this oyster shell lime.
You can plant goji berry from seed but if you plant with the bare root stock like this you’ll get fruit sooner, and the first year you’ll probably get just a little bit of fruit but after that you get a full crop. You can plant and grow Goji berries directly in a container and leave them there,.
Or if you want to plant them in the ground we suggest starting them in a pot and this is a fiber pot that can go directly in the ground. Goji berries are happy in containers and you’ll get a more compact plant. Plus it will prevent the roots from spreading kind of like raspberries do. The minimum size for growing a Goji berry in a container is five gallons and.
It should be as deep as a fivegallon bucket because Goji berries put down a deep tap root. Before planting soak the bare roots for about fifteen minutes to an hour in water. I’m using the peaceful valley organic potting soil.
You can use any standard potting soil, just don’t use any peat moss it’s too acidic. This is the crown of the bare root plant. The crown is where the root starts. The crown should be the same level as the top of the soil. Water the plant.
And then if the soil settles too much add a little bit more soil to get up to the crown. Keep the plant moist after you see about six to eight inches of growth it can be planted directly in the ground pot and all. Goji berries should be planted about two feet apart they get about ten to thirteen feet tall if you don’t prune them and they have a.