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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Goji Berries Reply with quote

Hi All.
I planted two Goji berry plants last year and they have really thrived, in fact they have thrived just a little bit too much. I never knew they had such a sprawling growing habit. no sign of any flowers or berries. any advice on trimming/shaping these.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure with regards to trimming, but it'll be 2 - 3 years before they have fruit and it's around 1kg per plant Smile expecting some off mine next year, which are going at an alarming rate Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for that, I,ll need a machete to get up my garden if they keep going the way they are.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: rampant gojis Reply with quote

http://www.jaydax.co.uk/imho/goji.htm

I'll have some of that and a machete to get at them then. Oh and it makes fine wine

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: pruning gojis Reply with quote

Hi, don't be afraid to cut back your Gojis as much as you like, I've heard some people even cut them into shapes. You can use the prunings as cuttings just by pushing them into the ground or a pot of compost, my plants produce their flowers on the side branches so the more you prune the bushier the plant will get because it produces more side growth.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I heard something about Giji berry plants being invasive. Not sure if it would be as bad as bamboo and Japanese knotweed.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they can cover an area really quickly, they have roots that go down as far as you let them. Two years ago I dug out all the gojis from my 50foot polytunnel and I must have left roots in the ground because half of the tunnel is covered again, I don't worry about them I just root them and sell them on-line !!, so every one is a winner.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much lads for all the great replies. With regard to the cuttings rooting, I cut a long branch from one of them to support a Chilli plant in my hobby tunnel and lo and behold, didn't it start growing.I couldn't believe it. Poppies, I will deffo be taking the secateurs to them, i presume it will have little effect on the yields when they start to produce?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

goji's love being pruned back, it just encourages them to make more side shoots and this is where most fruit is produced, mind you I would not prune between may and Aug/sept because you want the plants to set flowers so it is best not to disturb them.
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