Tips For Growing Wholesale Goji Plants
When people first learn about the health benefits of Goji berries, they want to know how to get a steady supply. When they find out these berries are an excellent antioxidant and are thought to increase your energy level, it’s only natural they want to know how to grow them.
The following are a few gardening tips that will help anyone grow and keep a steady supply of this nutritional food.
Start by making sure your soil will be receptive to any new Goji berry plants that you buy. For the best results, you should adjust the pH between 6.8 – 8.1. Sound complicated? It isn’t really. You can lower the pH with aluminum sulfate or raise it with lime.
If you don’t have lots of room to grow these plants, there is no need to worry, as they do great in containers on a patio or deck. The roots will stop growing when they reach the bottom of the container, and that means you will see the berries one full season quicker than if the plants were rooted in the ground.
Start out by putting roots in a jar that contains room temperature water for about 15 minutes to get them assimilated to their new environment. This is a great time to prepare the container. It should have drainage holes in the bottom and a drainage pan underneath as well.
Potting soil is the best choice to fill up the container and it’s recommended that you only fill to two to three inches below the top lip. The hole in the middle of the soil should be slightly deeper than the top of the plant. Next, you can put your goji berry plant in the hole and fill the potting soil back in until the crown of the plant is even with the top of the container.
Keep the soil moist but not necessarily wet and you should see new sprouts coming in around two weeks. Keep in mind that plants in containers are subject to weather conditions more than those in the ground. They could need more moisture in hot weather and protection from the cold.
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