Chinese Wolfberries(Goji) 1st year

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Comment by Stillcookin on February 16, 2010 at 7:11pm
I guess you will have to tear the wall down to get it in. :) Or, just get the biggest pot you can.
Comment by Rae Sholl on February 16, 2010 at 4:56pm
Cool! But if it's too big, I won't be able to bring it in for winter!!! :)
Comment by Stillcookin on February 16, 2010 at 4:25pm
A big pot will work...for a while. I would imagine that they have a tap root that will keep exploring. Get as big a pot as you can carry! :)
Comment by Rae Sholl on February 16, 2010 at 12:44pm
Hey Stillcookin!
I'm back in the city, and just ordered some wolfberry seeds. I'm very excited. Do you think I could plant it in a big pot? Or does it need the space of the ground?
Thanks!!!
Comment by Stillcookin on February 8, 2010 at 12:28pm
I believe Goji will grow just about anywhere, however, in colder climates, a little protection cannot hurt. Just to keep the hard driving cold wind off. If you order seed, you want to make sure you get Lycium barbarum. It's a perennial for zones 5-9. I got mine at:
http://www.sandmountainherbs.com/
I have found them to be easy to germinate and easy to grow. They are quite unruly bush/vines with thorns so you want to plant them in an unrestricted area. Also, I think they taste really good. Different than any other berry I have ever had. If you have room, grow a bunch and dry them for later. They also sell like hotcakes dried or fresh. Hope that helps and good luck!
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on February 8, 2010 at 11:27am
I live in the high desert of Colorado. Do you know if Goji would grow here?
Comment by Jude Simpson on February 7, 2010 at 9:57pm
I love the way you think...lateral thinking is a valuable tool in the garden.
Comment by Stillcookin on February 7, 2010 at 12:50pm
I see so many places that farmers can't get the tractor to but the sprinklers overshoot to. Can't hurt to ask around.
Comment by Jude Simpson on February 7, 2010 at 11:56am
Thank you for that advice.

Re Goji...I have heard suggestions here that it is a good idea to plant fruit and nut trees around the edges of football fields and golf courses. We have so much spare land around the city and with a little effort by many people we could turn the landscape into a huge fruit bowl.
Also citrus, it would be quite a nice idea for children playing footy on a Sat morning to wander over and pick an orange at half time.
You are on a winner with the Goji, it is by all accounts a wonder food. I am growing cranberries and blue berries for the same reason but both are struggling as I think they would be happier if cooler. Will probably need to move them to a different place in the gdn.
Comment by Stillcookin on February 6, 2010 at 7:50am
By the way Jude, I also sacrificed a bunch of berries for seed. I have quite a bit. I'm searching for an odd bit of land somewhere, to maybe put a small Goji Orchard.

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