Grow A Goji Berry Plant And Enjoy Its Health Benefits
Goji berry is a plant that is grown in the area around the Yellow River in China, as well as in the area of Tibet and Himalayas. However, this plant can also grow in other parts of the world, that is, if you know how to take care of them. Goji berries could be used in various juices and healthy products, thus if you want to have such a plant in your own home, Beijing apartment or even in a Kiev apartment, this post will show you how to do just that.
The first thing to start with is the planting, which has to be done after the frost season. The plant should be placed in a spot with good drainage and you have to use some compost material to help it drain. It is important to note that the Goji berry plant does not need a lot of water on its roots, so you will to be careful not to over water. This type of plant requires a lot of sunshine, which will help it grow.
The next thing to be careful about is how to protect your plant, which is especially important in the beginning. The plant needs three years to give berries, thus before that you need to protect your plant with a gardening fence and with a net in order to protect it from the birds and other animals that can do it harm. The Goji Berry plants can become quite tall, so it is advisable for you to prune it and keep it in the form of a small bush. In this way you will get bigger berries and it will be easier for you to protect the plant.
You might be asking yourself, why should you even bothering growing your own Goji Berry plant to begin with? First and foremost, there are many health benefits that come from the goji berry. They are the only fruits that have all the important amino acids, as well as other good and healthy properties. This makes them quite nutritional. They could be eaten in many ways, from fresh, to dried, to even juiced. Furthermore, they can be added to all things that you cook, helping to add additional proteins and vitamins to your diet.
This small plant and its fruits can help you with various health issues. They have large quantities of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and so on. As with other berries, the juice made from them is very healthy. If you want to make most of your home grown berries you can prepare a home-made juice in your Zagreb apartment, rather than purchase the juices that are being sold in the supermarkets.
Goji berries are also often used in breakfast cereals, in teas and even in soups. Many people use them in their morning smoothies with blueberries and pomegranate. This antioxidant drink will have a very good effect on your body and the way that you feel.
Besides the Goji berries fruits, you can also use the plant’s leaves for preparing a salad, but you have to make sure that they are fresh and well cleaned. The Goji salads go well with walnuts and the fruits of the Goji berry plant itself.