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growing black goji
« on: February 04, 2017, 02:05:20 PM »


I have soon black going that recently germinated. I've heard they are harder to get established then normal goji, with high die offs especially in the hardening off phase. Anyone have some experience with these with advice to share? Soil mixes etc that have worked well?
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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 03:52:01 PM »
I just planted some seeds for these I'd be interested to see what other people have to say about them too
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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 12:53:23 PM »
Your seedling look pretty good I have one plant growing out of many that sprouted but all died except one. You probably know that they like a little salty soil it's natural habitat is salt deserts and dry locations.My one plant which I started in peat moss and peralite and soak in 0.3-0.4%NaCl solution when last seedling was left i transplanted to native soil in 1-gal.Now is in ground but I but in wrong place so I will be digging up soon and move to sunny spot.Best of Luck with those little guys ;) 8) 

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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 05:17:06 PM »
Very easy to grow. Seedlings need strong light and it was problem here when I start them during winter. Now they are about half meter tall dense bushes, 3 y old. They need good drainage but also like water. Survived -15 C without any problems.

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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 11:44:24 PM »
Very easy to grow. Seedlings need strong light and it was problem here when I start them during winter. Now they are about half meter tall dense bushes, 3 y old. They need good drainage but also like water. Survived -15 C without any problems.

Emphasis on the strong light,  giving them a lot of light without, frying them is the real trick.  once they get going, they seem to be pretty easy.
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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 12:29:09 AM »
Thanks all for the useful information. Scott, I hadn't known that about their salt tolerance/preference ,  good to know. I have a sunny spot near where my orange goji thrive. I might just visit the beach to collect a very small amount of beach sand to mix in with native loam where these will end up. Thanks again.
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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 02:27:06 PM »
i had mine in containers that didnt do so well.
i put them in ground, and they looked shabby for months
i gave them some mycorrhizae, and it took a few weeks
but , they really took off after that.

also, they are in a raised bed with garden soil.
i think when the roots finally hit the soil underneath
(mostly sand), is when they started growing faster.

not sure if i am a fan of the growth habit.
they fall over, and produce "branches" that sprout up,
 then THEY fall over etc...

i did harvest a few handfuls of fruit in the fall.

this is 3 plants... 2 are smaller, most of this jumble, is 1 plant.





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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 04:41:15 PM »
i had mine in containers that didnt do so well.
i put them in ground, and they looked shabby for months
i gave them some mycorrhizae, and it took a few weeks
but , they really took off after that.

also, they are in a raised bed with garden soil.
i think when the roots finally hit the soil underneath
(mostly sand), is when they started growing faster.

not sure if i am a fan of the growth habit.
they fall over, and produce "branches" that sprout up,
 then THEY fall over etc...

i did harvest a few handfuls of fruit in the fall.

this is 3 plants... 2 are smaller, most of this jumble, is 1 plant.





Are you sure that it is black goji? (L. ruthenicum) It look like red one... My plants have very narrow and thick leaves.

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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 11:16:08 AM »
I agree with polux, black goji have leaves similar to tuscan blue rosemary!

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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 01:15:33 PM »

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Are you sure that it is black goji? (L. ruthenicum) It look like red one... My plants have very narrow and thick leaves.

not black Goji... i thought the growth would be the same
forgot to mention it, my bad...

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Re: growing black goji
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
This is what black goji looks like,
 ;)https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=2Qd%2fvoI5&id=30CE0D831AB0ECA91CC33C2B4324DC2276EC6497&q=black+goji+berry+plants&simid=608033449085046028&selectedIndex=4
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