Even though goji berries have experienced a spike in popularity in the past ten years, they’ve been around for more than ten thousand. Originally from China, they can be found in gardens all over the world today – and they could make the perfect new addition to yours.
Why would you choose to plant your own goji berry plant? They’re one of the best possible sources of anti-oxidants, and they can provide you with a healthy snack and a way to boost your immune system – but more than this, there are few things that can be as exciting as harvesting berries from your own garden after months of hard work.
They’re not as hard to grow as you might imagine, and they grow happily in pots and in the ground in the majority of different climates and areas.
Here are 8 insights on how to grow goji berry in your garden.
1. Selecting a Plant
The first thing a gardener should do once they’ve decided to grow goji berries in their garden or in pots is to select a suitable plant to start with. This can usually be done by going to a local nursery, but there are also many great and reliable online retailers that you can order from – and many will ship your plants in an almost-ready-to-plant state.
When selecting a suitable goji berry plant, a lot of gardeners choose to opt for plants that are at least two or three years old. While you can grow them from seeds, this can take up to three years or longer from the time the seeds go in the ground – and many gardeners would much rather have the two to three-year head start.
Once you’ve chosen your plant, goji berry plants need to be made accustomed to the conditions in which you want to grow them: They won’t cope if they’re just planted directly.