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Hey all, I thought it would be cool to have a goji berry bush/tree in my backyard so that I can eat them fresh instead of dried. I tried to plant the seeds of the dried goji berries I had bought from the store with no sprouts yet (it's been about 1.5 weeks).
Do they require a certain season or climate to grow? I live in upper Los Angeles. Does anyone have experience with this? Thanks in advance!
Good luck with them Jennifer. I'm waiting till spring (March) to start me seeds. I guess I'll start them in a pot, them trance plant them outside when they get big.
thanks for the reply, kathleen. i might wait too, since winter is almost here. although, i am planning on getting a 'grow light' for my indoor herbs, so it might be fun to try sprouting the goji seeds and wintering them inside under the light too. that is, if i can get them to sprout. either way, it will be an interesting experiment. good luck with yours too!
this is really exciting. i've just recently fallen in love with goji berries. are you guys growing the goji bushes (trees?) in pots or in the ground? it rains so much here in the northwest, and rarely freezes, so i think they'll do well.
Hi Kevin, I have a goji berry bush, it is also called wolf berry so you could look for that at local nurseries or buy on-line. I got mine as an already established potted plant. they are invasive so be carefully where you plant them. I got little caterpillerry worms on them 2 years ago but not last year, still don't know what they were. Plant in a sunny spot, I have to move mine because it is on the east side of my house and doesn't get enough sun. they are perennial, even here in Santa Fe, New Mexico so they should do great in LA.
This is so great to find this discussion. I just ordered a Goji plant and now have a much better idea of what to do with it when It comes. I intend to plant it in a planter. I can then move it to make it happy.
I love Sante Fe Christine. I lived in Belen for two years which is 50 miles south of Albuqurque.