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    Mark the Bodger is offline Seedling
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    Hello everyone,

    I have jut moved my Goji berry plants out of a pretty compact tub and put them next to my fence, photo taken 2 days after re-planting. The ground has been freshly dug over and is not too fine but not clayey either.

    The question is should my Goji berry look ike it does, it looks a bit limp, I water it every day, should I give it a feed?

    Any advice would be much appreciated as it has taken some time to look like it does.

    Cheers.

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    Picture is a bit small to make out any wilting of leaves.
    Probably just a bit of transplant shock. They shouldn't need watering every day - maybe twice a week until established. Perhaps they have been over-watered?
    Goji's are unlikely to need much feeding or watering when established.
    Goji's are tough as old boots and incredibly fast growing.
    My biggest problem is keeping them under control, despite having very poor, dry, shallow soil where other plants struggle to survive, let alone grow.
    My Goji's rival the rampant growth of brambles. I've had shoots reach about 13ft (4metres) in one season at times.

    So don't go giving them too much encouragement or you'll need a Gurka's Kukri to hack your way through them.
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    Thank you for that info, I will keep going with it and keep my fingers crossed, I have attached a bigger picture this time (I think).

    Do they look good when they flower and do they get many fruit on them?

    cheers again

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    I think that gojis aren't particularly attractive, and the yield is low to medium.
    If given soil which is moist and fertile, they will grow and not crop.
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    Ok thanks for that FB, I will keep them there for another couple of seasons, if it doesn't look good ar produce a decent crop then its going at the back of the garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark the Bodger View Post
    Ok thanks for that FB, I will keep them there for another couple of seasons, if it doesn't look good ar produce a decent crop then its going at the back of the garden.
    One of mine lives at the base of my big old whitebeam tree - the soil is poor, depleted, dry under the canopy and subject to competition from the whitebeam's roots. The Goji still holds its own. My other Goji lives in the wife's herb bed, which has poor, dry, infertile soil and has to compete with established large herbs and drought-resistant/poor soil-tolerant mediterranean plants (sage, rosemary, mint, lavender etc)..
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    I took loads of cuttings of goji last year and most took, potting on the number I want the remainder were pushed to the back of the greenhouse and forgotten, watered when I noticed that the leaves were falling off them. Still in a plug tray and totally root bound, neglected and abused they flowered profusely and produced berries. I did give them more water when I noticed them flowering but no feed at all. The other ones potted on with loving kindness grew wonderfully but not one flower.
    Goji berries are Boxthorns and seems there are several species of boxthorn being offered as goji berries - I bought seeds from two different suppliers, both came in berry form and I had to extract the seeds myself, the leaves of one group are different from the other. I suppose I should take photos and post them here to get an opinion.

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    I planted some seeds this year and now my seedlings are about 8 inches in height. I've read that they should be planted out the second year. But I've also read they can be planted out the first year. Does anybody have any views on this? They seem to grow quite quickly so I'm hoping to stick them somewhere outside this year.

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